Quantcast
The Legend of Zelda was almost a CGI movie - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android



The Legend of Zelda was almost a CGI movie photo
The Legend of Zelda was almost a CGI movie

7:30 PM on 08.02.2013

Check this film pitch from Imagi Studios


The Legend of Zelda is a series that's ripe for a movie adaptation, but aside from the odd fan film here and there, we'll likely never see an official project materialize. That doesn't mean attempts haven't been made, however!

Back in 2007, Imagi Studios, the animation house responsible for the CGI TMNT and Astro Boy films, pitched the above snippet in the hopes of greenlighting a proper Zelda movie. As history has shown, the company wasn't successful.

I was personally excited for both TMNT and Astro Boy only to be underwhelmed when they finally saw release. From the strange character proportions, weak scripts, and terrible pacing, the amount of missed potential was vast. But I do appreciate the attempts at bringing the Ninja Turtles back to the big screen as well as reviving Astro Boy. Imagi also had a Gatchaman movie deep in development before it got the ax. If nothing else, these guys were some serious old-school geeks.

I wonder how Zelda would have turned out. Couldn't have been any worse than the average videogame movie (which isn't saying much, I admit).

"Link" - CG trailer [Adam via All Games Beta]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



GOG.com adds DRM-free movies photo
GOG.com adds DRM-free movies
10:45 AM on 08.27.2014






Movies

2:30 PM on 09.05.2014
Shadow of the Colossus movie lives on with a new director

Mama director Andrés Muschietti has been tapped for Shadow of the Colossus now that previous director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is busy with Fantastic Four and Star Wars, reports Deadline. We've had years to warm up to th...more



10:45 AM on 08.27.2014
GOG.com adds DRM-free movies

GOG.com isn't just that last 'G' anymore. They've now added DRM-free movies to their lineup. The lineup now is mostly focused on gaming and internet culture films, available for streaming and download for one price -- $5.99....more



1:45 PM on 08.20.2014
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter put on hold

Resident Evil film star Milla Jovovich was all set to fly to Cape Town, South Africa to film the newest iteration in the franchise, but something unexpectedly came up. She and her director husband found out that they are expe...more



View all Movies






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more