Posted on June 12 2019 by Alexis S. Anderson
The story of Majora’s Mask is unendingly engaging, due in large part to the existential elements of both the main plot and various characters’ arcs. French production company Studio Stark is endeavoring to capture this riveting tone in a 26-minute pilot for its upcoming project “MAJORA – The Legend of Zelda™ Story.” A stunningly rendered teaser for the pilot was recently released which hints at the protagonist’s core struggle between good and evil.
The project is a tribute to Eiji Aonuma and Yoshiaki Koizumi who developed the story of Majora’s Mask. As such, its characters must face difficult decisions, the unrelenting passage of time, and the masking of emotions in response to loss. It’s unclear if the plot follows Link or another hero, but the protagonist will grapple with issues of madness and obsession as he continues on his journey.
The full pilot is expected to release in May 2020 and is intended to kick-off an eight episode mini-series if well received. Gregory Stark is writing and directing the film, with Studio Stark 3D printing many of its stellar props. Studio partner Chaos Group is also helping produce the incredible CG renderings. More information on the project can be found at Studio Stark’s website.
This project looks gorgeous and feels like a heartfelt homage to the game, so I will certainly be looking out for the full episode next year. I also like that it will explore how adventuring can affect a child as he grows. Seeing such a little kid in this trailer really struck me, since I’ve never perceived Link as that small and lonesome.
What do you think of the teaser? Are you looking forward to the pilot? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Alexis S. Anderson is a Senior Editor at Zelda Dungeon who joined the writing team in November, 2014. She is a JD student at the UCLA School of Law pursuing a career in Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law. She grew up in the New Jersey suburbs with her parents, twin brother, and family shih-tzu.