# Nintendo Announces Live-Action ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Movie
Nintendo has officially announced plans to bring its iconic franchise ‘The Legend of Zelda’ to the silver screen, much to the delight of fans worldwide. The confirmation follows considerable speculation and growing excitement within the gaming community.
## Speculation over the Cast for ‘The Legend of Zelda’
Although Nintendo has kept details about the casting under wraps, avid fans have not wasted time speculating and dreaming up their ideal line-up for the live-action movie adaptation. In particular, one name has been resonating with the fandom for the role of Princess Zelda.
### Hunter Schafer: A Popular Choice for Princess Zelda
Hunter Schafer, well-known for her portrayal of Jules in the hit HBO Max series ‘Euphoria’, has emerged as a fan favorite for the role of Zelda. Schafer’s rising star, along with her most recent role in ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’, has positioned her as a frontrunner in the eyes of expectant fans. At the movie’s London premiere, Schafer shared her enthusiasm for The Legend of Zelda, expressing her desire to bring the iconic princess to life.
![Hunter Schafer in Euphoria](https://sm.ign.com/ign_es/screenshot/default/sin-titulo-1_f927.jpg)
“That would be great,” said Schafer. “I love the game. I played it when I was a kid and I still play it now. Who knows! That would be cool.”
## Behind the Scenes of The Live-Action Zelda Project
### Collaboration with Sony Pictures and Direction by Wes Ball
The much-anticipated project is a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is being directed by Wes Ball, known for his work on ‘The Maze Runner’ film series. Pioneering figures like Avi Arad and Nintendo’s very own Shigeru Miyamoto are on board as producers.
While the film is still in its early developmental phase, Miyamoto revealed that the idea has been in the pipeline for “many years”, suggesting that considerable thought and planning have gone into this adaptation.
### Can Zelda Surpass the Success of Super Mario Bros: The Movie?
Fans are also keen to see if this live-action venture can outperform the recent ‘Super Mario Bros: The Movie’, developed by Illumination Entertainment, which has become one of the highest-grossing animated films in history with over 1.3 billion dollars in worldwide earnings.
Interested readers can find more information on fan reactions to the live-action ‘The Legend of Zelda’ movie announcement and insights on how the film’s director, Wes Ball, has been associated with the project for over a decade. Stay tuned as we eagerly await further updates on this promising leap from game console to the cinema screen.