Though an animated series based on Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series was made in the late 80s, there has never been a big screen adventure for young Link and the Hyrule massive.

The thirteen episodes were made for an American audience, and if you’re YouTube bound already be prepared for something of a disappointment. Though 2002’s The Wind Walker Gamecube outing moved Hyrule into a cel-shaded paradise of ocean breezes and coastal vistas we’ve never had an animated movie to take advantage of the wonderful world created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Co.

Until now… well, not really, but we’re playing a game of Fantasy Filmmaking here. So let the talent of illustrator Matt Vince take you on a journey.

Vince has created these beautiful posters and a trailer imagining Hayao Miyazaki’s take on Nintendo’s greatest fantasy. Studio Ghibli and Zelda seem like a perfect fit, and these posters are pinpoint accurate in capturing the longing and adventure inherent in the game series.

Take a look,

the-legend-of-zelda-studio-ghibli the-legend-of-zelda-studio-ghibli-1 the-legend-of-zelda-studio-ghibli-2The artist has also just released a mock-up teaser trailer for the project and it’s the stuff cinematic dreams are made of. Using Kyle Landry‘s wistful melody from The Ocarina of Time soundtrack Vince’s trailer may be the closest we’ll get to a Ghibli Zelda movie.

You can find more of Vince’s work here, and join us in a river of tears that the promise this trailer brings will probably never be realised.

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