Watch Footage from the Legend of Zelda Movie That Could Have Been
More often than not, videogame film adaptations can turn into trainwreck-ish flicks that never seem to live up to fan hype. While studios still insist on resurrecting beloved games on the big screen for better or, usually, worse (coughSilent Hillcough), there is one project that managed to remain firmly in Nintendo’s grasp.
Back in 2007, Japan’s Imagi Studios (TMNT, Astro Boy) pitched the gaming titans a proof of what a CG-animated Zelda movie could look like. The animation house put together footage for the potential project that would see the game’s staple Triforce characters making their Hollywood debut.
Obviously, Nintendo shot it down, with the only remains being this minute-and-a-half proposal. While it isn’t perfect, we can all agree it probably would have outdone that Super Mario Bros. mess. Or this.
So while we’re left waiting for a kick-ass Zelda movie to come to fruition, watch Link and Zelda team up against Ganon in Imagi’s Legend of Zelda reel above.
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