Hayao Miyazaki and his movies with Studio Ghibli have been lauded for their unique and colorful visuals, and they remain a powerhouse in the animation industry. Miyazaki’s influence has been apparent in multiple animated films (like Disney Pixar’s Luca), but it looks like someone wants to emulate his style for live-action.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, The Legend of Zelda director Wes Ball talks a bit about his approach to a Zelda movie to which he explains his vision, “this awesome fantasy-adventure movie that isn’t like Lord of the Rings, it’s its own thing. I’ve always said, I would love to see a live-action Miyazaki. That wonder and whimsy that he brings to things, I would love to see something like that.”
Buzz about a Zelda movie had been going around ever since the success of the animated Super Mario Bros. movie starring Chris Pratt; and a lot of fans also thought that maybe an animated Zelda would be the way to go.
Regardless, having Miyazaki be the blueprint for a Zelda movie does sound like the best idea, especially with the games being known for their colorful fantasy worlds and amazing creatures. Miyazaki’s latest work, The Boy and the Heron, has been getting sparkling reviews from critics ever since it released:
It could be a while before we get a look at the Legend of Zelda film, but a lot of people already have a Zelda in mind with Euphoria star Hunter Schafer. Let’s hope they manage to cast Link soon.
No release date has been set for the Legend of Zelda film adaptation.