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September 19, 2017 7:47 am

Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: The next video game movie?

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According to Kotaku, Nintendo might place Zelda into the silver screens spotlight.. maybe? Although there are currently no firm plans to bring Nintendo’s hugely popular fantasy video game franchise to the big screen, Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma today tells Kotaku that, if such a film were to move forward, the company wants to use the opportunity to embrace audience interaction in movie theaters.
The-Legend-Of-Zelda-Aniversary-HD-1024x640“This is something that me and Mr. Miyamoto talked about,” Aonuma says. “If we were to make a Zelda title, if we had interest in doing that, I think really what would be most important to us is to be able to play with the format of a movie, make it more interactive, like you’re able to take your 3DS into the theater and that leads you into participating in it somehow. We wouldn’t want to make it the same as any other movie. We want to somehow change what a movie is.”

Disney tried something similar recently and there’s no definitive verdict on how the House of Mouse’s attempts have gone. Still, you have to think that Nintendo—the company that’s helped birth and re-invent digital games as we know them—would come up with something pretty cool and intriguing. Remember, Hollywood, just let Mr. Miyamoto have final cut. It’ll be better that way.

Nintendo has been notoriously shy about turning its properties into feature films after the critical reception surrounding 1993’s live action Super Mario Bros. Some years ago, however, Imagi Studios pitched an animated take on Zelda and you can check out their pitch reel in the player below.
 

Lindsay Reeds

Ideal night: movies, only disrupted for snacks and discussions!

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