Nintendo made one live action movie, the Super Mario Bros. flick. It sucked. That isn't stopping Zelda designer Eiji Aonuma from fantasizing about making an epic motion picture with everyone's favorite green-hatted hero.


In the August edition of Nintendo Power, Aonuma confessed that he was personally interested in doing a Zelda movie. "I always thought it would be really cool to have a real Zelda movie, something really grand and sweeping," Aonuma said. "But, of course, I have neither the time nor the wherewithal for all that, and even if I did have the money to make a movie, I don't know if it would turn out well."


"But there are days when I fantasize about how cool it would be if something like that would happen in the future."

Nintendo has told the the Los Angeles Times that it often gets movie offers, but turns them down.

In 1989, Nintendo did sign off on an animated Zelda series (above), best known today for lines like "Excuse me, princess."


Eiji Aonuma Wants a Zelda Movie [VideoGame Adaptations]

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