Okay so I know that there’s a preconceived idea everyone has of A Zelda movie, but I’m coming at it from a Hollywood view. So some things may be a little different from the games, but every game is different anyway so here’s my story for Zelda:The Legend Of Link.
The basic story of my movie is this, The Gerudo, an ancient race of thieves and merchants, has found the Triforce of power , and their leader Ganondorf wants to use it to take over Hyrule and the land beyond. We meet our hero Link, a Hylian boy who is friends with the Kokiri, an ancient race of childlike elves who have a fairy tethered to each ones souls, they are the protectors of the Triforce of courage. When the Kokiri learn that a dark master has gained control over a piece of the Triforce they bestow their Triforce of courage onto a champion, that champion is Link. The Kokiri give him armor and weapons but tell him in order to defeat Gannondorf he’ll need to get the Master Sword from the mountains inhabited by the Gorons, A larger rock-eating race that dwells within the volcanoes of Hyrule, and a shield crafted by the Zora, A magical aquatic dwelling race that inhabit the rivers, lakes, and oceans of Hyrule.
With these weapons Link needs to travel to Hyrule castle and meet the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom (unbeknownst to Link it is the beautiful Princess Zelda) with the combined power of the two of them they should be able to defeat Gannondorf. Along the way Link is given a horse named Epona by a girl named Malon. She is the beautiful daughter of a master horse breeder, Talon. I think this is where the story may take a left turn. Since Zelda is to become a sage, meaning she cannot marry, and Link doesn’t really even know her, I think Malon should be the love interest.
Okay, on to the casting.
Link – Jamie Campbell Bower
I was torn on this I wanted Link to be young, like 18 to 20 so I had to look around a lot, I found Jamie in oddest of all places, watching clips of Twilight. I saw his intensity in Twilight and thought that he was interesting so I did some research and realized he was in one of my fave Johnny Depp movies, Sweeney Todd, so he can do the lover boy aspect as well. plus he fits the physical description to a T.
Zelda – Evan Rachel Wood
Strangely enough I already knew my choice for Zelda after seeing Across The Universe, she has that pure beauty a princess should have , a wonderful voice and those large piercing eyes that only a Princess like Zelda would have.
Gannondorf – Dominic Purcell
Gannondorf is big, strong, and maniacal. Dominic Purcell is Big, Strong, and can play the brooding, dark, evil role pretty good (watch Prison Break or Blade Trinity). I thought that even physically the two are very similar so this is one of my choices that I’m almost 100% on.
Malon – Rachel Wurd Wood
A relative unknown Rachel won me over with her performances in Perfume and An American Haunting. I wanted a pretty girl but not too pretty more like a simple country side kind of beauty and I believe the delicate Rachel Hurd Wood will be a perfect choice for the horse breeders daughter and Links love interest.