Nintendo Considering The Legend of Zelda Movie Adaptation
The Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and game designer Takashi Tezuka discussed the casting of the game's potential movie adaptation during an interview with MTV. While Miyamoto and Tezuka don't have a specific actor or actors in mind, currently, they will unlikely cast Japanese actors for the game's main character. As a matter of fact, the two geniuses are leaning towards gender bending the legendary character in order to truly project the role.
According to Miyamoto, the problem with going with a Japanese actor is that, they have been used time and time again in every Japanese drama that is why they are looking beyond the local actors to bring something fresh and new. Tezuka added that as of this time, he can't think of anyone and went on to say that it would be more fun if Link (the main character in case you didn't know) will be played by a female actress, a boyish female actress to be exact.
Miyamoto and Tezuka's insight on the possible movie adaptation was a big progress considering that a couple of months ago, the duo and Nintendo were very hesitant to make another game-movie adaptation after what happened to Nintendo's venture in 1993, the Super Mario Bros, who did not only flopped in the theaters, but also got negative reactions from the legendary plumber's fans.
The Legend of Zelda's creator Miyamoto explained Nintendo's intention to possibly making a movie based on the game and said that Nintendo wanted to expand their reach outside the gaming world; they do not want to be limited to the gaming industry. Although he was quick to tell the interviewer that amid the talks of the remake, there are no concrete plans on how to make it and nothing is written yet with regards to the adaptation.