The Zelda movie is official. Just moments ago, Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto announced that the film is real and will be a live-action proposal. The news has started to circulate worldwide, and although fans are in high spirits, there are details that worry them because the track record is not so favorable.
Is the production of the Zelda movie concerning?
After the announcement that the live-action movie of The Legend of Zelda is a reality, Nintendo revealed details regarding the financing, production, and direction, and these three aspects have generated certain doubts about the final result of the film. Concerning the production, it was informed that Avi Arad, head of Arad Productions Inc., will be in charge, and Sony Pictures is a significant part of the financing.
There are doubts regarding the production of Avi Arad because, despite the good results in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the producer's company has had failures like Venom, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Morbius, which were critically panned. Furthermore, the relationship between Avi Arad and Sony Pictures also resulted in the [i]Uncharted movie, which divided opinions as it was disliked by critics but loved by fans and was a box office success[/i].
This leads some fans to believe that the better path should have been animation rather than live-action because recent results of projects under Avi Arad's production speak for themselves.
Wes Ball is the director of the Zelda movie, and the ratings of Maze Runner are noteworthy
On the other hand, the revelation of Wes Ball as the director of the movie of [i]The Legend of Zelda[/i] also divided opinions because in his directorial debut with The Maze Runner, he did well. Still, in his subsequent films, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, he received poor reviews from both critics and fans. Currently, one of his ongoing projects is Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, which has generated high expectations.
While there are reasons for doubt, it should be noted that Shigeru Miyamoto is at the helm of it all, and the Japanese creative will ensure that the Zelda movie meets the quality standard of Nintendo because ultimately, the Japanese company is the primary responsible for the project.
What are your thoughts on the production and direction history of The Legend of Zelda movie?
Share your opinions in the comments and stay with us at LEVEL UP.