From the first level in the original Legend of Zelda game to the Temple of Time and Skyloft in recent Zelda titles, Deviant Art user Robert Anderson has created a lot of amazing realistic Hyrulian Landmarks. Check out level one below and hit the jump to check the rest out!
Let’s take another look at IGN’s April Fools Legend of Zelda movie trailer.
I’ve always wanted to put together my own dream cast for a possible live action Legend of Zelda movie, and now I can do so and get some possible feedback. Please note that this cast isn’t for any particular Zelda game, because it is a list of only my favorite characters and also I’d think a movie would need a brand new story and not be based on one of the Zelda games. Anyways, here we go.
|Leonardo DiCaprio as Adult Link||Keira Knightley as Adult Zelda|
You guys remember the original Legend of Zelda: Dark Sage video which was an amazingly created animated theme movie a while back? Well the creator has made a teaser for the final version of this project! You can view both the teaser and original video below. This teaser essentially shows all the cast in this project. The list includes Link, Ganondorf, Dark Link, Zelda, some Stalfos, a few surprised characters and more! It also features a few brand new scenes, so stay tuned for this project is to be released soon!
Here is a collection of beautiful live action concepts of Malon, Saria, Nabooru, Sheik and Zelda from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. These were done by Deviant art user zorn981 and were done in great detail! I will warn you as some of these images do contain sexual material and nudity, but not in the perverted sense. Malon is my personal favorite, what is yours? Discuss in the comments!
Check out the rest of the amazing live action artwork after the break!
Out of all the possible actresses in existence it is hard to come down to one possible choice to cast as the beloved Princess Zelda in a live action Legend of Zelda movie. After doing a little bit of research I would have to agree with Deviantart user PeelanderWhite with her choice as Kiera Knightley. She has created a beautiful piece entitled Zelda Knightley, which you can view below.
Thoughts? Who would be your casting choice for Princess Zelda? Feel free to discuss in the comments! Stay tuned for more possible castings with the use of amazing artwork in the near future, and if you have any suggestions at all, you are welcome to send them to us either via email or in the comments.
For those that are familiar with the classic Legend of Zelda cartoons produced in the late 1980s that was apart of the Super Mario bros Super Show, we have a gift for you all. You can now legally watch each and every episode here at ZeldaMovieBlog, by following this link. We currently have all 13 episodes in high quality up and running thanks to our friends Hulu. We also have a brief backstory and show description for anyone that is clueless about this show and if it had any affiliation with Nintendo. And for those curious on whether or not we’ll include the Captain N: The Game Master Zelda episodes, those will be added in our next update to this page.
This has been a question asked by thousands of Zelda fans, should Link speak in future games or even a possible movie? There have actually been a few occasions in games such as “The Adventure of Link” and the unofficial CDi titles in which he did in fact speak. In Zelda II, it was only small dialogue in text forms in which he would state, “I found a mirror under this table” and while reading a sign in old Kasuto town stating “strange, it seems deserted.” He had an actual voice actor in one of the CDi Zelda titles throughout the entire game. Here are some clips from the game Faces of Evil, please note that this game is unofficial.
Many of you would also remember how Link speaks in the classic Legend of Zelda cartoons. I for one am alright with Link having a voice in the cartoons, it brought out Link’s personality and made the series enjoyable to watch. If you are curious about the voice acting done in the cartoons, watch this small clip below.
But besides all of that, Link has always been known to be the silent type in all the video games. Even the creator Shigeru Miyamoto has stated, he wants the player to feel as if they are Link themselves in the game, part of the reason they named him Link, for players to link to the game. So how would that be done in a movie? Should we keep Link silent in a sense that the viewers feel themselves as Link as they watch the movie. However it would be pretty hard to pull it off when Link goes and speaks with townspeople for help and hints on what to do next. There is always the option of treating Link as a deaf mute in which he has to acquire and present messages to everyone in the game. But I feel Link would need some sort of personality and I truly think he would need a very good voice actor for the job.
I really do not think if Link spoke in a live action flick then his persona of being Link would be taken away. What are your thoughts on the matter? This topic is an open discussion article for everyone!
The world of the Legend of Zelda is full of magical swords, weapons and other unique items. Let’s face it, this fantasy themed game is not your average medieval video game. The very first title “The Hyrule Fantasy” introduced Link to his magical weapon very early, a wooden sword that could shoot beams of energy if he had full health. He would then later find better and more powerful swords through his quest (White Sword and Magical Sword). This concept has evolved through the Zelda series, but still kept the premise of Link’s sword being a magical and unique weapon.
There have been many swords of legends in movies we know today such as ‘Excalibur’, ‘The First Knight’, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and much more. Each with a power to dispel evil and save a kingdom. The most know reference would be the Sword in the Stone known as the Excalibur from many stories and movies. Some will find a resemblance with the Master Sword, as it too resides in a pedestal in many games such as ‘A Link to the Past’, ‘Ocarina of Time’ and ‘Skyward Sword’. The Master Sword is the legendary sword of the Zelda series and is said to be the blade of evil’s bane. Throughout the series, many versions of this sword have been created whether from a blacksmith going to work on it, an enchanted spell to enhance it or even combining the sword with elements to restore its power.
So how would a legendary blade such as the Master Sword work in a live action Zelda movie? Sure we could just keep it has a normal blade that is very powerful, but what’s the fun in that. We need that sword in it’s full power with the capability to use magic and perform techniques such as the beamblade and spin attack. I think if it was shown more as energy (ki) being thrown from the blade would be more epic as opposed to simple beams of light. Mix it up a bit by Link having to learn such a technique (ki control) and to use the sword as a vessel of his own capabilities. Maybe he can get help from the “Old Man” if he’s still somewhere around Hyrule.
The next question would be how to design the many unique weapons Link finds during his many quests. Basic items such as the Bow/Arrow, Bombs, Grappling Hook and etc are obviously easy to obtain and portray in a Zelda movie. But I am speaking of the Hookshot/Clawshot, magical weapons such as Bombos, Quake and Ether, magic rods and other magical type weapons Link uses on his quest. I suppose the Hookshot can be made from a spring loaded contraption by a talented black smith in Hyrule. Similar devies have been used in movies such as Batman’s grappling hook or the use of Spiderman’s web. The magical stone tabs such as Ether can easily be done with special effects. And a magic rod could turn out similar like the magical sword. If Link possesses a power, he can use his aura through the magical rod and cast a spell, he will need his trusty Book of Mudora of course though.
But what about all the other magical items Link finds in Hyrule and the temples and dungeons he ventures through? Well, I will get into those in my next article! And if you want to check out some real life sword replicas, then continue reading!
Live action Zelda concepts have been floating around for years, and we have decided to showcase them every once in a while. If you have a creation of your own and would like it displayed here, send us an email at email@example.com. Anyways, Deviant Art user Super Fergus has quite a collection of live action Legend of Zelda concepts. These include movie posters, scenes and other general artwork that bring Zelda to life. I suggest checking a few out below and the rest via his profile page.