Illumination studio CEO Chris Meledandri has not confirmed the cooperation with Nintendo in the creation of the film The Legend of Zelda. He stated this in an interview with TheWrap, reports The Verge.
According to him, he does not know where such rumors came from. The approach to the “big deal” was recently reported by reporter Jeff Sneider.
“I don’t know where that came from,” Meledandri said to TheWrap about the Zelda rumor. “I mean I can understand how people would surmise all sorts of things because obviously, we’ve had a great experience working together. My relationship with Nintendo now includes being on their board of directors, so I understand how people can surmise these things. But in terms of the specifics, that was just something that I’ve been hearing lots of reports. This is just about what’s next between Nintendo and Illumination.”
As you know, Nintendo and Illumination collaborated on the adaptation of the video game The Super Mario Bros. Movie. As of the beginning of June, an animated movie collected $1.3 billion in worldwide box office and became the second highest-grossing animated film of all time.
The film made its theatrical debut over the Easter weekend, exceeding all expectations and breaking several records. The film collected a record $377 million at the global box office, making it the best opening of all time for a cartoon.