Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 1066d ago | opinion piece

Would You Like to See a Proper Zelda Movie Made?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Nintendo green lighted a Zelda movie project? Is that something that even interest you? Should it happen? Should it be animated or not if it did? Zelda Informer's staff sounds off on the copious amount of topics that surround the giant question mark when conversing about Zelda as a movie. (Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii, Wii U, Zelda Series)

claud3  +   1066d ago
It would be a silent movie. Since no one speaks and tingle is weird
Lucretia  +   1066d ago
exactly, not to mention the zelda stories never have any real depth and is normally a rehash of a previous zelda. ofcourse there are Sooome exceptions though.

but all in all a zelda movie would be pretty horrible lol
linkratos  +   1066d ago
Recent Zelda stories that aren't a rehash:

Skyward Sword
Wind Waker
Majora's Mask

I think they have some nice depth as well. Nothing good-movie-worthy though. I would say movie-worthy but there are some really terrible movies made. It's getting to the point where if I close my eyes I can't tell if a commercial is for a videogame or movie.
wastedcells  +   1066d ago
Think Nintendo learned its lesson with the Mario movie...
Spenok  +   1066d ago
Thats not true, everyone speaks, except for Link.

So if it was a PROPER movie, Link wouldn't talk. And Myamoto would be behind it EVERY step of the way.
jambola  +   1066d ago
well if made by the right people then ya it would be great
MurDocINC  +   1066d ago
Only if Peter Jackson does it.
Spenok  +   1066d ago
WeskerChildReborned  +   1066d ago
Idk, live actions don't usually live up to my expectations. Unless they got a really good director and a cast that is perfect, then idk.
TripC50  +   1066d ago
No. Stay golden
cero55  +   1066d ago
MASTER i estimate you have a 30% chance of success.
man i love zelda but idk about a film
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TruthbeTold  +   1066d ago
Is it even possible to make a 'Proper' Zelda movie? Probably best to just leave it alone. Give me a more realistic looking Zelda game on Wii U, and I'll be just fine. :D
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1066d ago
Link doesn't talk besides the occasional grunt and scream.
Lucretia  +   1066d ago
I would watch it anyway....just from the screaming, grunting, slamming Pots over the sides of buildings, it would make for a great comedy
CrimsonessCross  +   1066d ago
Those pots man, those freaking pots!!! They're in the bushes! -scream- -grunt-
Zelda Horror Story, coming soon to no such theater near you.
nerdkiller  +   1066d ago
if it takes it self serious then yeah
greenpowerz  +   1066d ago

It's too Japanese for Hollywood. Talking vegetables and the sort isn't even fit for animated Disney movies.

A series thought to originate from western mythology japanese twists/styles became so infused western film conversions became impossible.

The movie would have to be serious not to flop, only depending gamer fans would be a mistake. It would have to be asserious as the space elves of startrek(Vulcans) or Lord Of The Rings. Anything close to the games would flop hard.
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Fyflin  +   1066d ago
It could work, I'd love to see Hyrule rendered in the same way as say, something like Pixar's Brave. But given the choice over a movie with those graphics or a game, I'd take the game in a heartbeat.

It will be interesting when Nintendo do decide to add voice acting to Zelda (if they ever do of course, although it does seem inevitable eventually). People were horrified about the idea of Mario speaking prior to Mario 64 but we all got used to it pretty quickly.
MadMen  +   1066d ago
Id like to see a proper Zelda game made, hasnt been a proper one since the SNES and N64
GameLord08  +   1066d ago
We'd probably end up with Zac Efron as Link and either Reese Witherspoon or Emma Stone as Zelda, the notion of which alone is frightful enough.
josephayal  +   1066d ago
sounds great BUT
Nintendo has the legal remedy to pursue any and all unauthorized uses of its licenses including fan-fic, cosplay ect.... nintendo will never agree to make a ZELDA film, NEVER
Benjamminkno  +   1066d ago
I have a screenplay, and it's everything you could ever want in a Zelda movie. Tim Curry plays Ganon. I originally had Heath Ledger as Link, but now that's out the door...
claud3  +   1066d ago
Just not right. As one says

Leave it GOLDEN
Qrphe  +   1066d ago
NOPE, sky wizard will never let this happen thankfully
gamerben  +   1066d ago
No. Turning a videogame into a movie is absurd no matter what.

It's just a downgrade. It's like turning a movie into a frickin book and saying it's just as good.
RFornillos4  +   1066d ago
a proper zelda movie would have to be one that don't go the Super Mario Bros. way... come to think of it, most of the video games-to-movie transitions have been mediocre, if not bad/worse (some became blockbuster hits of course, but failed their fanbase).

i just hope the MGS, GOW and Assassin's Creed movie would live up to everyone's expectations.
wastedcells  +   1066d ago
Zelda movie would be awesome on paper but probably won't work on the screen. Game is just too good. Cant recreate that feeling you get from playing a game like this in a movie.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1066d ago
Great idea! Please God. Never let them do that.
Benjamminkno  +   1065d ago
Lee Lee Sobieski as Zelda.
Getowned  +   1065d ago
Maybe if it was an animated movie, it could work. I don't really see it as a live action movie.

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