November 8, 2023
Yesterday, Nintendo and Sony Pictures announced their collaboration on a live action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda. The film will be directed by Wes Ball, known for his work on Maze Runner and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. Interestingly, Ball had expressed his desire to take on Zelda 13 years ago, showing his long-standing interest in the franchise.
While fans have been hoping for a Zelda movie for years, a live-action adaptation was not the expected choice. Animation seemed to be the more logical option, considering the game's evolving stylistic moods. However, Ball's inspiration from James Cameron's use of motion capture and VFX technology in Avatar offers an intriguing possibility. By blending live-action and animation, the film could bring Zelda's fantastical races and characters to life.
Ball's experience with mo-cap in Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes could be valuable in creating a visually stunning and immersive Zelda film. Whether the film follows this direction or takes a different approach, it is clear that Ball has had ample time to contemplate the project. Zelda fans can look forward to seeing their beloved franchise on the big screen in a whole new way.
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