It’s no secret that movies are getting more and more expensive to make and that those in charge of big-budget studios are looking for new ways to bring people into the theaters so that they can make their money back. We can see this trend in the crazy-ass prices of movie tickets and the fact that 3D and IMAX are all over the place in the last few years. Now it looks like Nintendo’s Eiji Aonuma, AKA the Legend of Zelda go-to guy, has another way he thinks movies should be reinvented, particularly with regards to a Zelda big screen adaptation.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Aonuma had this to say about the potential for a Legend of Zelda movie and how he would spice it up a bit:
This is something that me and Mr. Miyamoto talked about. If we were to make a Zelda title, if we had interest in doing that, I think really what would be most important to us is to be able to play with the format of a movie, make it more interactive, like you’re able to take your 3DS into the theater and that leads you into participating in it somehow. We wouldn’t want to make it the same as any other movie. We want to somehow change what a movie is.
While that’s certainly an ambitious idea, somehow I don’t think the idea of a movie theater being filled with 3DS-wielding patrons would fly as well as Aonuma might hope it would. Still, give the man a cookie for at least trying to think of something new.
Anyone think something like this could hold water?
Thanks to kotaku for the heads-up.