The Final Battle Movie Project
The realization of Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time short film.
You might remember April Fool’s 2008, IGN Entertainment released a prank Legend of Zelda film trailer that rocked the gaming world and garnered the hopes that there might truly be such a film in the making. Unfortunately, people soon were disappointed to discover that it was only a joke. Over the years, Zelda fans have begged to question why there has never been a Zelda movie released? Perhaps it is the difficulty in translating such a cartoon-like video game to the realistic big screen? We all remember the tragic Mario Bros. movie featuring John Leguizamo. Perhaps after such a folly Nintendo believed none of their franchises could work well as film? Or perhaps it simply has to do with Hollywood’s many failures over the years to properly depict video games in movie format? Regardless of the reason, we have never been given our Zelda movie.
When The Zelda Project was first thought up many years ago, we had wanted to make a fake movie trailer as a climax to our photography project. However, we were too slow, and the above mentioned IGN trailer came out for the world to see. For a while, we held on to the idea, but as time went on we realized that we really wanted to do something fun, fresh, and full of entertainment for the fans!
We would recreate one of the most climactic scenes in Zelda gaming history as a short film: The final boss battle of Ocarina of Time.
Ocarina of Time is the title that many modern Zelda fans consider the game that got them hooked on the franchise. It was ground breaking for its era, and the final battle between Link and Ganon for the fate of Princess Zelda and the Kingdom of Hyrule, stands as one of the most important turning points in Zelda history. The Zelda Project has always been about the realization of Ocarina of Time, and what better way to keep with the theme of our project, than to bring Hyrule to life in the most ultimate way possible: the motion picture.
This film will feature a talented professional cast, elaborately designed costumes based on the official artwork (toughened up for realism), special effects makeup/prosthetics, practical effects, practical stunts, and full visual effects CGI. All department positions are accepting reels and portfolios. If you are interested in being a crew member, you must live in or be willing to commute to the Greater Los Angeles, CA Metro Area. Please CONTACT us. We look forward to hearing from you! Stay tuned for our Kickstarter!