Here's something to the topic I think- in the past 10 years or so we've seen the trend of adapting video games into movies. Usually with poor results due to any number of factors (not the least of which is they tpically adapt games that are not story based and are just current fads such as Street Fighter). Now, lately they've been inching up in quality from the poor start they got from Super Mario Bros and Street Fighter into somewhat-ok films such as Mortal Kombat (ignoring the sequel) and Tomb Raider, to now decent, if only rental-quality, films such as Resident Evil (which, granted, was thought to be a terrible movie by some, but at the same time was highly enjoyed by others, which is more than can be said for the others I've listed, with the possible exception of MK). And now, we have adaptations of American McGee's Alice (w/Wes Craven directing), Metal Gear Solid (at New Line), Resident Evil 2: Nemesis (also New Line), & Silent Hill on their way into preproduction. So it looks like we're starting to see a gradual increase in quality as the studios start to correct the problems that have plagued earlier attempts (adapting non-story based titles, poor talent behind the camera, a seriously disturbing lack of fans of the games making the films, etc). How this comes on topic is that, if the quality and profitability of these properties start to increase, it could be only a manner of time before a Zelda film is approached- especially since essentially (for lack of a better comparison) Zelda is to video games what the Lord of the Rings is to books (not to mention the vague similarities in genre). So, if this were to happen one day, what you want to see translated or integrated to the film that would make it a better, or more faithful, film? Obviously we would hope Nintendo would try to oversee a good degree of quality control to the script/film as a whole since Zelda is by far their most valuable property and wouldn't want an inferior film to harm the series' future marketability. Me, personally, I would enjoy seeing either Ocarina of Time or A Link to the Past's storyline used, as those two have the best plot and contribute the most to the Zelda mythology. I would also hope they could give Zelda a more active role, so the film would not be dragged down by an overly-large "rescue the princess" ordeal (although, obviously, that element would have to be present SOMEWHERE if one were to do ALTTP, since she must be sent to the dark world with the other maidens by Agahnim, but her role could be expanded between her escape from the castle and her banishment.). One element I'm unsure about is the "zap"- if you ever watch any of the old zelda cartoons, despite the old-skool game sound effects, it does show that the concept does have potential (although the "recoil" is a little silly) but one must wonder if it would translate well to live action. I'm thinking it could be done, but it's still a bit iffy. Anyways, what're your thoughts?