Could Disney Be Working on a Banjo-Kazooie Film?

Have you ever wanted to see Banjo-Kazooie on the big screen? If the rumor is true, you may get your wish.

Bringing video games to the big screen (or even the small one) is big business - and it seems Disney may be trying to get in on that action again.

According to Twitter user JennyWPratt:

There was a rumor floating around at Wondercon about Disney interested in making a big animated Banjo-Kazooie film w/ Microsoft for 2018/19

— Jenny P. (@JennyWPratt) April 6, 2015

This was soon followed by clarification on the rumor:

 The rumor was about having the "Wreck It Ralph" team write and direct the Banjo-Kazooie film.

— Jenny P. (@JennyWPratt)) April 6, 2015

If the rumor proves true, this could be the first major film Disney has based on a video game since 2010's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, based on Ubisoft Montreal's 2003 game Prince of Persia.

It's too soon to get your hopes up just yet - though a film like this could mean more exposure for Microsoft's Banjo-Kazooie games, this rumor has not yet been confirmed by Disney or Microsoft.

Would you watch a Banjo-Kazooie film? Would you like to see another game get a big-screen release? Let us know in the comments!


Jessa wears a lot of hats - anthropology graduate, mother, obsessive book nerd, writer of both fiction and non-fiction - but her favorite hat is that of the gamer - a hat she's worn since owning an Atari was a "big deal."

Published Apr. 12th 2015

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