The Legend of Zelda live-action movie, which still doesn’t have a release date, is said to bring the magic of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki to life. Director Wes Ball outlined his vision for the upcoming film adaptation as follows: “This fantastic fantasy adventure film is nothing like Lord of the Rings, it is its own thing. I’ve always said, I would love to see Miyazaki live-action. The magic and strangeness that he brings to everything, I would love to see something like that.”
Whether or not Ghibli will adapt it into live-action has yet to be revealed. However, the director’s passion for the film is evident as he added:
“It’s going to be great,” Ball promises. “My whole life has led up to this moment. I grew up on Zelda and I think that’s the most important asset, that untapped IP, if you will. So we are working hard to do something. We don’t just try to do it because we can. We wanted to create something truly special.”
The live-action The Legend of Zelda has yet to reveal core details about the film since it was announced on November 8. Original game series co-creator Shigeru Miyamoto is representing Nintendo, which will produce the film alongside Arad Productions. Sony Pictures Entertainment will be responsible for distributing the film worldwide. Fans most recently got a taste of Ghibli’s unique atmosphere with the release of The Boy and the Heron, one of the most well-received films in the franchise’s history. Anime Corner’s Gerrymelyn called the film “truly a Miyazaki film” with stunning visuals and animation in her The Boy and the Heron review.
Source: Entertainment Weekly