Legend of Zelda Director Keeps Favorite Game a Secret

Wes Ball’s Silence Sparks Speculation About Legend of Zelda Director’s Favorite Games

Wes Ball, the director behind Nintendo’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda, has raised eyebrows by declining to disclose his favorite game from the beloved franchise during a recent interview with IGN.

When pressed about his preferred Zelda title, Ball responded with a chuckle and a cryptic remark: “I’d better not say.” This evasive response prompted concern among some Zelda enthusiasts online, who feared that Ball’s hesitation might indicate a lack of familiarity with the iconic series, casting doubt on his suitability for the film adaptation.

Addressing these concerns, Ball reassured fans that his silence was intentional and rooted in a desire to avoid misinterpretation. “Relax guys. I’m one of you,” he affirmed in response to IGN’s tweet sharing the interview snippet. “I’ve just learned from a wise man, when it comes to Zelda, best to say nothing as things just get misinterpreted,” he added, though he acknowledged the irony of the situation given the resulting speculation.

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Ball’s commitment to The Legend of Zelda predates his involvement in the film project by over a decade, as evidenced by a tweet from years ago expressing his desire for a live-action adaptation. Despite this long-standing interest, he recognizes the formidable challenge of bringing Zelda to the big screen, echoing sentiments expressed by Nintendo luminary Shigeru Miyamoto.

Details about the film remain scarce since its announcement as a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony in November 2023. Ball has expressed his aspiration for the film to evoke the spirit of “live action Miyazaki,” drawing inspiration from the renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s work at Studio Ghibli.

While aiming for a serious and grounded adaptation, Ball has indicated a preference for minimal use of motion capture technology, emphasizing his commitment to crafting a cinematic experience that feels authentic to the fantastical world of Hyrule.