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It’s still surreal to know that a live-action Legend of Zelda movie is being produced by Sony Pictures. With Nintendo and Sony being strong rivals in the console space, it’s almost as if we’re living in a bizarro world where cats and dogs live in absolute harmony. However strange the concept is, that doesn’t mean Sony Pictures feels like this partnership is a fluke. Quite the opposite, in fact, as Sony Pictures CEO Tom Rothman recently stated he is firmly behind Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto’s vision for the movie.



In an interview with Deadline about the future of Sony Pictures, Rothman was asked about how the company is working to keep things fresh while still mining popular IP for films. The Zelda film inevitably came up and Rothman said, “Because the movie is being developed and made in the closest possible collaboration with [Nintendo video game designer] Shigeru Miyamoto. He’s a true genius in that world, and it’s really his strong vision that is motivating it. He created it and understands it thoroughly. You only have to look at the results of Super Mario Brothers to see.”

There are some other interesting tidbits in the interview about Sony Pictures, including how Rothman doesn’t believe that streaming services are the future of entertainment. Still, most of the interview is not related to Zelda or even video games, but the business around filmmaking and distribution. It’s an interesting read if you’re into movie-making.

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Written by Peter Glagowski

Peter has been a freelance gaming and film critic for over seven years. His passion for Nintendo is only matched by the size of his collection.