After more than a decade of talks, there’s finally been major progress towards the Metal Gear movie in the form of a completed script. Director Jordon Vogt-Roberts has been making the rounds to raise hype for the long-awaited adaptation of Kojima’s popular franchise, and he’s also been sharing his thoughts on the potential for other game adaptations.
He recently gave his pitch for a Metroid movie, envisioning it as a “real, intense mood piece, but mixed with sci-fi” that focuses on Samus’ isolation. During a chat with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, he revealed that he also has ideas for another popular Nintendo franchise: The Legend of Zelda.
“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. For me, if you were to do Zelda, I think you have to find a way to very intensely fuse the pure fantasy of the Ocarina of Time and A 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, but I actually fully think Link should not speak the entire film. I would do a film where he’s a silent protagonist.”
— Jordon Vogt-Roberts
There has never been an official Zelda movie, but there was a fantastically memeable 1989 cartoon series adaptation. Something tells me Roberts’ version would be a little different. If the Metal Gear movie is a success, would you like to see Roberts tackle another franchise like Zelda or Metroid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!