Wait, why isn’t there a Legend of Zelda movie? There’s going to be a HOT WHEELS MOVIE. There is a Battleship movie! I understand that those aren’t the same kind of game, I’M NOT A GAME DUMMY, but there is also a Super Mario Bros. movie. And it is, uhh, a movie! It for sure exists as a movie — you can watch it and everything. There is money to be made in the Legend of Zelda franchise, and Hollywood is just sitting on it. OR ARE THEY?! (They are, but Kotatku spoke with Eiji Aonuma, the man in charge of Zelda [aka Mr. Zelda], recently, and he spoke a bit about what a Zelda film adaptation might be like:)
This is something that me and Mr. Miyamoto talked about. 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.
This idea is perfect in that the #1 complaint among moviegoers these days is that there are not enough little, glowing screens scattered amongst the audience. You always hear the complaints, “It’s like people don’t even have technology!” “It’s like stepping into a time warp!” I do respect that they would want to do something different with a Zelda movie, and keep it close to what it actually is (a video game about an elf smashing clay pots?), but, ahhh. How much control could you have over a movie, really? In a theater with 40 other people? Enough to make the hybrid choice worth it? :-/ WHO KNOWS. That’s not the question we’re here to answer; the question we’re here to answer is: WHO SHOULD PLAY LINK? Obviously Taylor Swift would play Zelda (fun fact: Zelda is actually the name of the girl, Link is the boy), but Link? Should it be the mean boy from Game of Thrones? Macaulay Culkin? Dane DeHaan? I honestly don’t know, that’s why I’m asking. Who should play him?!