Film-maker Joe Granato has taken to Kickstarter to fund a documentary which aims to explain the "ubiquity and cultural influence of the Legend of Zelda game franchise".

It's Dangerous To Go Alone...The Movie will "examine the pervasive fascination for 8-bit gaming beyond nostalgia," according to Granato. "It will explore the roots of the innate, international appeal of this game series that bridges across cultural divides. And for those of you who have invested thousands of hours in the world of Hyrule, it will validate your passion."

$50,000 is the target goal, and the film has raised just under $3,000 of that total at the time of writing. Those who pledge $5,000 or more will unlock the super-exclusive "Triforce of Power" package, and earn the title of Executive Producer.

You can check out the Kickstarter pledge video below. Will you be chucking in a few rupees to help get this movie made?

[source kickstarter.com, via digitalspy.co.uk]