The future of animated cinema is about to turn once again towards video games. After the impressive blockbuster of Super Mario Bros. The Movie – 75%Nintendo has given the green light to an animated film of Legend of Zelda which would be produced by Illumination, the studio in charge of the film of the two plumber brothers. Nothing is official at the moment.
According to the podcast The Hot Micwhich is driven by the insider Jeff SchneiderUniversal and Illumination are close to closing a deal with Nintendo to also produce an animated movie of Legend of Zelda. Both parties are very interested given the positive reception from the public, through the box office, and the critics to the film that conquered the spring.
There aren’t many details at the moment about the talent that would be involved in the project, but it’s easy to understand why the possibility looks lucrative. Illumination has become a consistent hitmaker for the studio with the franchise of My favorite villain (My favorite villain – 81%, My favourite villain 2 – 73%, Despicable Me 3 – 60%), the Minions spin-offs, The Secret Life of Pets – 74%, sing and now Super Mario Bros. The Movie – 75%, Zelda and links are the new characters in the sights.
As you surely know, Legend of Zelda is a video game franchise that began in 1986 with the release of the first game, which was also created by Shigeru Miyamotodeveloper also responsible for other Nintendo classics such as mario bros. Follow the story of Link, a brave elf, and Zelda, the reincarnated princess of the goddess Hylia, who take it upon themselves to protect the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, a demon.
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The franchise has endured until the most recent generations of that console and more recently made a significant impact with the release of its last two installments: Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. Combining this factor with the box office of Super Mario Bros. The Movie – 75% it is not a surprise that all parties are very interested in continuing the success.
Further impetus is provided by the astonishing leap that animation has made into the hearts of the public in recent years. Both the stop-motion of Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro – 96%like the series Love, Death & Robots – 73%and the stylized adventures of Puss In Boots 2: The Last Wish – 97% and the multiverse of Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – 92% much attention has been drawn to this technique and its ability to fill movie theaters.
For now, we will have to see if Universal, the studio and Nintendo manage to reach an agreement. And if this sounds more viable to you than the obvious choice: a sequel to super marios bros. For now, to enjoy the animated projects that are on the way as Items – 60%from Pixar, on June 22, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Chaos Mutant in mid august.
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