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Many Nintendo fans are still reeling from the announcement of a live-action The Legend of Zelda movie last month but it’s still some ways away. Thankfully we’re getting a trickle of news regarding the project, with the latest coming from the slated director, Wes Ball.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the Maze Runner and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes director revealed that he wants to “make something really special” and will be looking to Hayao Miyazaki for inspiration.

As Wes Ball stated:

“I’ve always said, I would love to see a live-action Miyazaki. That wonder and whimsy that he brings to things, I would love to see something like that.”

Of course Hayao Miyazaki’s best known works come from Studio Ghibli and include the likes of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s producer Eiji Aonuma even confirmed that the game was inspired by the studio’s work.

We’ll just have to wait and see how this influence shapes the film once it (hopefully) enters production after Wes Ball wraps on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

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