So I ask you, if you had your way, how would you do a Zelda movie.
Here is my dream Zelda movie:
Director-Guillermo del Toro. This one's easy. He's perfect for the job! He has a could track record with dark-fantasies such as Pan's Labyrinth and Hell Boy. If anyone can make a "dark" Zelda, it's him. He's even expressed an interest to take on a Zelda movie. He usually incorporates war themes into his work, so maybe a story centering around the unification war prior to OoT would fit him nicely. A live action film would be the perfect opportunity to show Hyrule actually at war, whether with other countries or a civil war from within. We know Hyrule's past is steeped in war. Let's actually see it. Personally, I would do the original LoZ story, taking it to it's barest elements, and reimagine it as a Hyrule as steampunk 1940's European styled country that soon becomes a battleground for it's own War World when evil starts taking over Hyrule from within it's own people, as the people, swayed possibly by Ganon's influence, turn against the Triforce-weilding monarchy.
Cast- This part's a little tougher. Who could play such iconic leads as Link and Zelda? Well that's part of the fun. Here's what I've come with.
Ben Barnes as Link. He's kinda... oldish now but he pulls off the classic Link look from OoT really well and his acting comes close how I'd imagine Link personally if he actually had a speaking role. He can pull off playing young and innocuous while being at the same time being incredibly fierce and brave. Alternatively, Jason Rathbone (Twilight) as my second choice for a more non-traditional, more emo-looking Link. Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan) is another candidate
Zelda is little tougher. My gut reaction is to cast Zelda Williams, since she was literally named after the princess. But does she have the acting chops to actually portray her namesake? The only thing I've seen her in is If the World Were Mine and she didn't have all that big a role. Alternatively, I'd cast Emily Browning. Judging by her past roles movies like A Series of Unfortunate Events and Suckerpunch, I think she would fit in a darker, weird, and twisted version of LoZ. For a lesser known actress I'd go with Rachel Hurd Wood (Peter Pan.).
Morena Baccarin (Visitors) as a younger Impa. She kinda reminds me of Impa from Skyward Sword and she has a Stoic, Skeikah-like presence about her.
Robin Williams as the King of Hyrule if his daughter is palying Zelda. Only seems fitting. He even looks the part with the beard and all. Not sure if he'd fit a del Toro verson of Zelda but who knows! Alternatively, I'd cast Edward James Olmos, only beacuse I love him as authority figures put under immense pressure. If Hyrule is at war, he'd be the man to lead the charge.
Ron Perlman as Ganon. I mean c'mon, as Hell Boy he already had the look and build as Ganon. Alternatively, Oded Fehr from the Mummy Returns would fit a human Ganondorf.
Edited by SOAP, 03 April 2012 - 05:07 AM.