There’s not much we know about the upcoming live-action Legend of Zelda movie, but one fact is that director Wes Ball will be helming the adaptation. Ball is most well-known for directing the Maze Runner film trilogy, and he’s also tackling the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. What does Ball have in mind for the direction of Zelda? He shared some thoughts on that in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
While it’ll likely be quite some time until we get concrete details on what exactly the Legend of Zelda movie will be like, Ball does have some ideas on where he’d like to go. Thankfully, his comments should instill a bit of confidence in fans, as Ball echoes a sentiment that many fans of the franchise have shared over the years.
“(I envision) 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.”
Legend of Zelda diehards have long been saying they felt the franchise would be perfect for a Miyazake/Studio Ghibli style animated adaptation if it were to head to the big screen. While we may not be getting live-action or Studio Ghibli involvement, it’s still good to know that Ball wants to take inspiration from that same source.