We still know very little about the upcoming live-action Legend of Zelda movie, but some vague details are starting to emerge. A new interview with director Wes Ball is being released in next week’s issue of Total Film in which he discusses his hopes for the finished product. Previously, he’s compared his vision to something like the works of Hayao Miyazaki.

In one portion of the interview, Ball talks about the kind of tone he’s hoping to strike, as well as the pressure of delivering for longtime fans:

I’ve been thinking about it for a long freakin’ time, of how cool a Zelda movie would be… I want to fulfil people’s greatest desires. I know it’s important, this franchise, to people and I want it to be a serious movie. A real movie that can give people an escape.

That’s the thing I want to try to create – it’s got to feel like something real. Something serious and cool, but fun and whimsical.

[Wes Ball, Total Film]

It sounds like Ball is working on striking a balance between the intense action and silliness that tends to be a staple of most Zelda games. That would be an encouraging direction, to be sure. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s able to pull it off successfully.

The full interview with Wes Ball will be available in the new issue of Total Film, which comes out on March 28, 2024.

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4M ago

If it's not an adaptation of Tingle's Rupeeland we riot.


4M ago

The games can sometimes kinda get away with a somewhat thin story for most people (not really true for me though). But when a movie hasn't much in that area it probably won't be a satisfying experience for most people I think.
Not that it needs to be full of dialog though.. Because a good story can be told without dialog as well.

I can't wait to see how it all plays out.

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