Hunter Schafer eyes Legend of Zelda movie role

'The Legend of Zelda' is being adapted into a live-action movie.

Hunter Schafer would love to play the titular role in the live-action 'The Legend of Zelda' movie.

After it was confirmed that the classic Nintendo game - which follows a young boy named Link trying to save a kidnapped princess from an evil force - is int he works, the 'Euphoria' star has once again said it's a character she's keen to take on.

She told Variety: “That would be so cool.

I love the game, personally. I played it as a kid and I still play it now. Who knows! That would be pretty cool.”

It's not the first time the 24-year-old actress has expressed how much she loves the game and would love to portray the elf-like Hylian princess of the kingdom of Hyrule.

She told 'Entertainment Tonight' last year: “That would be cool. Like an elf? Yeah. I mean, I played that video game a bunch when I was a kid, that’s such a good game.”

Avi Arad and Shigeru Miyamoto will co-produce the flick.

Earlier this week, Miyamoto announced on X - previously known as Twitter -: "This is Miyamoto. I have been working on the live-action film of 'The Legend of Zelda' for many years now with Avi Arad-san, who has produced many mega hit film. I have asked Avi-san to produce this film with me, and we have now officially started the development of the film with Nintendo itself heavily involved in the production."

However, the producer - who has previously worked on the likes of 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse', 'Into the Spider-Verse', 'No Way Home', 'Far From Home', and 'Homecoming' - concluded his post by warning fans it could "take some time" but insisted that he remains optimistic about the whole project.

He added: "It will take time until its completion, but I hope you look forward to seeing it."

According to Deadline, 'Jurassic World' writer Derek Connolly is working on the script.

Earlier this year, it was reported that game producer Eiji Aonuma would love to see the Nintendo game turned into a movie.

Following the success of 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' - which grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, and set multiple box-office records, including the biggest worldwide opening weekend for an animated film and the highest-grossing film based on a video game - Aonuma has said he would love to see a 'Zelda' film and has urged fans of the action-adventure games to make it known that they want to see it happen.

He told Polygon: "I have to say, I am interested. For sure, but it's not just me being interested in something that makes things happen, unfortunately. Maybe the voice of the fans is what's important here."

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