Leaving Posted February 7, 2015 Share Posted February 7, 2015 Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Legend of Zelda,Ã¢â‚¬Â one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Zelda,Ã¢â‚¬Â about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Game of ThronesÃ¢â‚¬Â for a family audience, this person said.The Ã¢â‚¬Å“ZeldaÃ¢â‚¬Â games have traditionally included swords and sorcery, like Ã¢â‚¬Å“Game of ThronesÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lord of the Rings,Ã¢â‚¬Â but typically with a more light-hearted, kid-friendly tone.Netflix is said to be working closely with Nintendo, the Japanese game developer that has made about 20 Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Legend of ZeldaÃ¢â‚¬Â games since the original, which was released in the U.S. in 1987.Nintendo is very protective of its intellectual property and has allowed few adaptations over the years. An animated Ã¢â‚¬Å“Legend of ZeldaÃ¢â‚¬Â series ran for just one season in 1989. A 1993 movie based on NintendoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Super Mario Bros.Ã¢â‚¬Â was an infamous bomb.As it is still seeking a writer to work on the series, Netflix has a long road to travel before a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Legend of ZeldaÃ¢â‚¬Â series actually becomes a reality. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also possible that Netflix or Nintendo will kill the project before it gets off the ground.A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment. A Nintendo spokesman said the company Ã¢â‚¬Å“doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t comment on rumors and speculation.Ã¢â‚¬ÂNot sure how I feel about this tbh...I just can't imagine anyone voicing Link and Zelda is too pretty to find an actress to convincingly play her. :'( If they wanted this to work I think they'd have to go with a story and characters that are pretty different from the games, and if they do that what's the point? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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