Admittedly, I’m still pretty stunned that Nintendo is doing a live-action adaptation of The Legend Of Zelda. Why? Because animation worked just fine for Mario, and we know it could bring a new feel to Link’s world, so why not use it? Regardless of the reasons, the team behind the project is apparently working hard to deliver something special. Something fans will find encouraging is that the film’s director, Wes Ball, is a franchise fan and wants to bring something unique to it beyond just making it a “fantasy movie.”
Like what? Well, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ball said he feels the Legend Of Zelda movie would be best if they took cues from Hayao Miyazaki films:
“I’ve always said, I would love to see a live-action Miyazaki. That wonder and whimsy that he brings to things, I would love to see something like that. It’s going to be awesome. My whole life has led up to this moment. I grew up on Zelda and it is the most important property, I think, that’s untapped IP, if you will. So we very much are working hard to do something. We’re not just trying to do it because we can. We want to make something really special.”
It’ll be interesting to see exactly what he has in mind, but he also admitted he’s working on other projects right now, and the movie’s script isn’t done yet, so it might be a while before we get an update.