Nintendo, Universal Close To Deal For A Legend of Zelda Movie
Nintendo and Universal could be teaming up again, this time for a Legend of Zelda movie.
According to film reporter Jeff Sneider, the two sides are “close” to finalizing a deal. The deal would likely see Illumination, which is owned by Universal, handle the production of the film.
“From what I’m told, getting close to official, I’m told that Universal is in fact closing a quote ‘big deal’ with the Nintendo corporation for the Legend of Zelda.
“Zelda will be, is looking like the next big Illumination Nintendo franchise, which again, I think we were all sort of expecting, but I’m told that that is happening and it’s costing Universal a pretty penny because of the success of Super Mario, like Nintendo kind of knows it’s worth at this point, but yeah, I’m told that that is now going to be a reality.”
After the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, seeing Nintendo dip back into the well for another movie about one of its biggest IPs makes sense. As of publishing, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has grossed over $1.3 billion, making it one of the most successful animated movies of all time.
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