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Legend of Zelda developers are ‘interested’ in a movie after The Super Mario Bros Movie. success
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Legend of Zelda developers are ‘interested’ in a movie after The Super Mario Bros Movie. success

The people behind the recent Tears of the Kingdom could be bringing their story to the big screen.

The developers behind the epic Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom could soon see their story turned into a big motion picture.

The video game was released around the world last week and people have been going understandably nuts over it.

It has scored perfect 10 out 10 reviews from loads of critics as gamers lap up the latest story in the Zelda franchise.

However, it might not just exist in game form for long.

During an interview with Polygon, producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi were asked whether they'd like to have Tears of the Kingdom chucked on the big screen.


And no, we don't mean hire out a whole cinema to play the game; even though that would be awesome.

They were more referring to how video games have been transformed into Hollywood movies and many are wondering if the same will happen for Zelda.

Aonuma said: "I have to say, I am interested. For sure. But it’s not just me being interested in something that makes things happen, unfortunately."

Fujibayashi added that 'maybe the voice of the fans is what’s important here', so it sounds like there would have to be a significant fan campaign to get them across the line.

It wouldn't be surprising considering the success of the most recent film adaptation of a video game.

The Super Mario Bros. has absolutely smashed it at the global box office ever since it was released earlier this year.

It has already crossed the $1 billion mark and has been held as an example of how video game plots can be stretched and morphed into something that audiences would go to the cinema for.

Time will tell if Tears of the Kingdom gets the big screen treatment, but until then you can relax knowing it's a hugely successful video game.

Out 39 reviews from the best gaming sites, magazines, and media titans, the latest Zelda scored a perfect 10/10 in 31 of those reviews.

Nintendo Insider said: "The greatest legend that Nintendo has ever told, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a shining beacon of wondrous brilliance in an enviably storied franchise."

Gameblog couldn't get enough of it: "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is indeed the masterclass we were waiting for. A game of incredible generosity that buries, once again, all the competition."

Seven of those non-perfect scores were ratings of 9/10 or higher, and there was one, lone eight out of 10.

Now that's impressive.

Topics: Gaming, Film and TV