LA Times: Do producers and executives still knock on the door asking about movie rights to Mario or Zelda or Metroid, and if so, what do you tell them?
Reggie Fils-Aime: All the time. The message is, “Thank you for the interest.” There have been certain [people] that we have talked in more detail with. But I think in the end, because we are a content company and are passionate about our franchises, it will be few and far between that actual deals are done to bring our franchises to life in a different way. These are our children.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime shed a tiny bit of light on something most doubt will ever come to fruition: a film based on the Legend of Zelda franchise. We’ve seen fan projects in the past, including 2009’s The Hero of Time, but never anything endorsed by Nintendo. On the off chance that something does happen, we already know who the role of Princess Zelda should go to.
Full interview here.