Metal Gear Film Director Gives Legend Of Zelda Movie Pitch At Comic Con (VIDEO)

Metal Gear Film Director Gives Legend Of Zelda Movie Pitch At Comic Con (VIDEO)

The slate of upcoming major blockbusters based off of hit video games coming to theaters in the next few years is growing increasingly. Films starring Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog are scheduled to debut on the big screen next year, and thanks to the work of film director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the long-awaited Metal Gear movie is the closest it has ever been to reality. With his work on the film’s script completed recently, many have asked him for his advice on turning other fan favorite game franchises into films. Amidst the chaos of San Diego Comic Con last week, Vogt-Roberts gave his Legend of Zelda movie pitch, and his insight on the hypothetical adaptation is fascinating.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts recently spoke with IGN about his planned Metal Gear film, and his new social media campaign celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise with 31 days of unique Metal Gear fan concept art. Towards the end of the talk, IGN’s Max Scoville requested a Legend of Zelda movie pitch from Vogt-Roberts, to which he submitted a response which would seem like one Vogt-Roberts has previously put thought into:

The thing about Zelda is Zelda is not Lord of the Rings, right? You cannot forget how quirky and bizarre Zelda is. I think you need to find a way to actually fuse the traditional Zelda and the very new Zelda. I think you have to find a way to very intensely fuse the pure just sort of fantasy of The Ocarina of Time and The Link to the Past, but then I think you need to find a way to incorporate the newer pseudo-tech stuff — you know, the lasers and Tron lines that happen in the newer games, but in a way that’s not overwhelming.”

Vogt-Roberts also believes that in a theoretical Zelda film, Link should remain a silent protagonist, as he is in the majority of the series. These are certainly unique considerations that would provide a challenge to even an experienced director to attempt, but they would very likely be necessary in translating the Zelda franchise to film and making the experience one worth visualizing through cinema. Also, hopefully it includes plenty of Tingle when it becomes a reality one day.

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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