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The Legend of Zelda (2017 film)
Studio(s) Nintendo Studios
Original Films
Distributor(s) Universal Studios
Type Live Action
Genre(s) Fantasy
Country of Origin United States
United Kindgom
Dakota Fanning
Josh Hutcherson
Leonardo DiCaprio
Theatrical Release Date(s)
June 21, 2017 (US)
Age Rating(s)
PG-13 (US)
Original Language English
Budget $150,000,000
Box Office N/A
Runtime 128 minutes
Series The Legend of Zelda (series)
Sequel(s) The Legend of Zelda: The Wrath of Ganondorf

The Legend is Zelda is an upcoming 2017 fantasy film based on The Legend of Zelda (series). The film will produced by Nintendo Studios, Original Film and distributed by Universal Studios. The film will be live-action, starring Dakota Fanning, Josh Hutcherson & Leonardo DiCaprio.

The film will be released on June 21, 2017, the film will be directed by Francis Lawrence


Based on the popular Nintendo video games series, Link was an ordinary orphan farm boy living in the region within Hydrule, until he met Princess Zelda who had chosen him to wielder the legendary Master Sword, as she had been searching for someone worthy of wielder of the sword and prefill the prophecy to defeat the evil Ganondorf, will he be able to?




On June 6, 2012, Universal Studios, along with Nintendo Studios announced a live action film titled The Legend of Zelda with a 2017 release date, Hunger Games alumi director Francis Lawrence announce as director.

In November 2012, Lawrence announced that he planned the film to be a PG-13 film but nothing related to The Hunger Games films or anything to violence, the violence will be mild to moderate, he try to make the film as accurate to video games as possible

In 2013, Universal announced that the film will be co-produced with Original Films.

In 2014, Universal announced that the film will be release on June 21, 2017


In 2014 casting began. In January 2015, Universal announced that Dakota Fanning was given the role of Princess Zelda, in March 2015, Josh Hutcherson was announced the role of Link, in April, Leonardo DiCaprio announced he was playing Ganondorf


Filming is expected to begin in March 2016


On April 16, 2016, Alexandre Desplat announced that he compose the music for the film


On May 3, 2016, Universal and Nintendo announced that if the film was a success, they will consider making a possible trilogy with the second film being subtitle The Wrath of Ganondorf with a possible release date in 2019 and the third film being title Twilight Princess being released in 2021

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