The Good, the Bad, and the Pig-Faced or… What if The Legend of Zelda were a western?

There have been many fan projects depicting an alternative version of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise, though my favourite among them is Echoes of the Future, a Fallout-esque dystopian future style rendered by artist Sean Ng AKA Dogbomber. But now a group of filmmakers have done one better.

A Fistful of Rupees is a three-part webseries that mashes up the familiar concepts of the Zelda games with the traits of a western film, with surprisingly good results. The three parts are directed by The Country Club (Nathan Kitada and Aaron T. Umetani) and are named after the pieces of the Triforce: “The Wisdom” (embedded above), “The Power,” and “The Courage.” The series focuses on a lone Link seeking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of Colonel Ganon, while seeking a treasure in the Gerudo Desert.

While there is little doubt that Zelda Wii U is already well into development, if Nintendo were seeking inspiration for future titles, this could certainly be an interesting, perhaps more adult, direction. Red Dead Zelda anyone?

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In addition to being Warp Zoned's UK Correspondent, Andrew Rainnie is a screenwriter and filmmaker. You can email him at andrew AT warpzoned DOT com or you can, if you're inclined, visit his personal website.

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