Fans show Hollywood how a Legend of Zelda film could, and should be done [Fandom]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 04, 2013 03:54 PM EDT
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The Legend of Zelda has been one of the most celebrated franchises of gaming for almost three decades now, and the series' elfish hero Link has deserved a movie for roughly the same amount of time. Whether Hyrule was under Ganon's treacherous rule, or even completely flooded, the hero of time has returned countless...um, times, to save the lands. Guiding the hand of Link for years now have been the players, who after years of loyal attention and hard earned dollars greener than the fields of Hyrule itself, are more than deserving of a proper film after close to thirty years.

But for all that time, all attempts at getting a movie going have fallen on the deaf ears of Hollywood. To play devil's advocate, the remission of the box office's big time producers and directors to make such a movie where the protagonist's only lines are "YEEAAAHH!" and "HEEEYAAAHH!" is certainly understandable. To date, all the fans have got so far has been an atrocious animated series, and the glistening gem of a possibility at a feature film that turned out to be one of the most diabolical April Fool's Day pranks of all time, courteously brought to you by IGN. Conclusion? If a movie is going to be made, and made well, then it's up to the fans to do so.

Enter CorridorDigital, a group of hardcore fans who've made a veritable smorgasbord of films based on any number of video games, and the associated culture overall. Their films deal with everything from Splinter Cell and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, to Max Payne and Minecraft, with some kitten videos thrown in for good measure. Their newest venture is none other than everyone's favorite pointy eared Nintendo hero, taking on his shadowy doppelgänger, a hallmark enemy since Link's early days on the original NES.

The video shows that while a full feature film likely isn't in the cards, it shows that there's certainly potential for one, and is a nice flip of the bird to Hollywood. Get these guys on Kickstarter or indiegogo, have known Zelda fan Robin Williams kick some of that "Mrs. Doubtfire" money their way, sign Lindsey Sterling for the soundtrack, and maybe, just maybe, this troupe could teach everyone a thing or two about how to make a proper video game movie. Check out the short film below.

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