In a discussion with Kotaku, Aonuma has revealed that he has spoken to Shigeru Miyamoto about the possibility of a Zelda film, but that the two would want to make it a completely unique experience and “somehow change what a movie is.” Aonuma went on to say that the two have considered the idea of gamers bringing their 3DS consoles into a theater and making the experience more interactive.
The two legendary Nintendo developers are wise for wanting to change the video game movie formula, as past efforts in the genre have yielded some disastrous results. Movie ideas for Nintendo’s classic franchises seem to pop up every so often, including a recent Metroid film project whose Kickstarter was shut down by Nintendo, and a CGI Zelda film pitched directly to Nintendo. Almost none of these projects ever see the light of day. Would you like to eventually see a Zelda film the likes of which Aonuma and Miyamoto have discussed? Let us know in the comments! Here are Aonuma’s thoughts on a possible Zelda movie:
“This is something that me and Mr. Miyamoto talked about. If we were to make a Zelda title, if we had interest in doing that, I think really what would be most important to us is to be able to play with the format of a movie, make it more interactive, like you’re able to take your 3DS into the theater and that leads you into participating in it somehow. We wouldn’t want to make it the same as any other movie. We want to somehow change what a movie is.”