Posted on July 22 2018 by Judy Calder
The director of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie Jordan Vogt-Roberts answered one of this generation’s biggest Zelda-related questions during an interview with Max Scoville at IGN’s San Diego Comic Con live show.
When asked during the live show how he would make a Zelda movie if he had the opportunity, Vogt-Roberts stated:
“The thing about Zelda, is Zelda is not Lord of the Rings, right? You cannot forget how quirky and bizarre Zelda is at the time.”
The director then elaborated on his feelings about how elements from past Zelda games should not be forgotten:
“I think you have to find a way to very intensely fuse the pure, just sort of fantasy of the Ocarina of Time and the Link to the Past, but then I think you need to find a way to incorporate the newer pseudo-tech stuff – You know, the lasers and tron lines that happen in the newer games, but in a way that’s not overwhelming. I think you need to find a way to actually fuse the traditional Zelda and the very new Zelda.”
Vogt-Roberts did have one more thing to say, specifically on the issue of whether the main protagonist should speak during the movie:
“I actually fully think Link should not speak the entire film. I would do a film where he’s a silent protagonist.”
You can watch the full interview here.
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