The Legend of Zelda, Universal reportedly closing a “big deal” with Nintendo for a movie
The Super Mario Bros. animated film was undoubtedly a success for Nintendo and Universal Pictures, and they have reportedly already decided on what to work on together in the future.
According to journalist and critic Jeff Sneider, Universal is reportedly about to close a “big deal” with the Japanese company for a The Legend of Zelda movie. The film, as well as the Super Mario Bros. film, is expected to be made by the animation studio Illumination.
“It probably won’t come as a surprise to many, but … I’ve been told that Universal is closing a ‘big deal’ with Nintendo for The Legend of Zelda,” Sneider said on the latest episode of The Hot Mic podcast. “Zelda seems to be the next big Illumination-Nintendo franchise, which we’ve all been expecting. I’m told it’s happening.”
Sneider went on to add that it will cost Universal “quite a bit of money” for this collaboration after the huge success of the Super Mario Bros. movie, which grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and became the highest-grossing film adaptation of a video game ever.
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