They say to be careful with what you dream, as it might come true. In the creative and entertainment industry, being part of a project related to a beloved franchise is a dream many have, and sometimes, both paths converge. That's precisely what happened to Wes Ball, who was recently revealed as the director of the The Legend of Zelda movie.
The director of the Zelda movie envisioned the production in 2010
The topic that has taken the video game world by storm in the past few hours is the revelation that a live-action movie of [i]The Legend of Zelda is in production[/i]. The initial details show that the director will be Wes Ball, known for the Maze Runner film series. Interestingly, the filmmaker is now living a reality that over a decade ago seemed impossible to him, as he never imagined being in the position to direct a film from the successful Nintendo franchise.
A Wes Ball tweet went viral after the announcement of the Zelda movie
Amid the excitement of the Zelda movie announcement, Twitter users searched for Wes Ball's posts from more than ten years ago with a specific goal, and they found it. The thing is, on January 29, 2010, after the release and success of James Cameron's Avatar, Wes Ball tweeted that the next film to be made with motion capture technology turned into animation on the screen should be The Legend of Zelda. However, at that time, he considered that he would never have the opportunity to direct such a project.
13 years later, Twitter users responded to that 2010 post to congratulate the creative, the past Wes Ball, telling him that he fulfilled his dream and bringing him good news from 2023 because he is the director of the The Legend of Zelda movie.
In related news, Nintendo revealed that the [i]Zelda movie is financed by Sony Pictures[/i], making it a joint project between the two Japanese companies. In fact, Sony's film division will handle the movie's distribution worldwide.
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