Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Netflix is developing a live action series based on The Legend of Zelda

02.06.2015

In news that should excite everyone who remembers playing the games on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Netflix has begun developing a live action adaptation of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA. While both Nintendo and Netflix have declined to comment on the story, sources say that the project is in the very early stages of development.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA remains one of Nintendo's flagship franchises along with Super Mario Bros. After the debacle that was the feature film based on that game, Nintendo has held their properties close and there have been no further feature films using their homegrown characters. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA has always had a very cinematic flair to it, especially in recent games, and would easily share audiences with fans of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and GAME OF THRONES.

For those unfamiliar with the games, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA follows a young boy turned warrior named Link who must save Princess Zelda from the clutches of the evil villain Ganon. Each game has had slight variations, but the central theme of good versus evil has always been shown using the concept of the Triforce. While a feature film could easily be made, a long form series would be a huge success if given the righr budget and talent.

The Wall Street Journal cites their source as saying Netflix is looking for writers to develop THE LEGEND OF ZELDA as a "family-friendly" variation on GAME OF THRONES. I wouldn't expect to see this series for at least a couple of years but this is definitely the closest we have ever been to seeing a live action take on the games.

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+0
8:11PM on 02/07/2015

Dream cast anybody?

As far as cast go. I wouldn't mind if Thomas Brodie-Sangster played link
As far as cast go. I wouldn't mind if Thomas Brodie-Sangster played link
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:12AM on 02/07/2015
Thumbs way up on this. Netflix has been killing it as of late, and if someone was going to film a Zelda story, it needs to be done right and I'm not sure a 2 hour movie could have done justice.
Thumbs way up on this. Netflix has been killing it as of late, and if someone was going to film a Zelda story, it needs to be done right and I'm not sure a 2 hour movie could have done justice.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:09AM on 02/07/2015
I hope it stays true to the source material and Link will not have any lines except for the occasional grunts and shouts!
I hope it stays true to the source material and Link will not have any lines except for the occasional grunts and shouts!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:55AM on 02/07/2015
And the whole thing is filmed from overhead, right?
And the whole thing is filmed from overhead, right?
9:40PM on 02/06/2015
Seems like this game is pretty much a film already, and impossible to fuck up. Unless you hire some Shyamalan to direct it of course.
Seems like this game is pretty much a film already, and impossible to fuck up. Unless you hire some Shyamalan to direct it of course.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:08PM on 02/06/2015

Legend

Anyone ever see Ridley Scott's 80s film Legend with Tom Cruise? That might as well be the live action Zelda film
Anyone ever see Ridley Scott's 80s film Legend with Tom Cruise? That might as well be the live action Zelda film
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:48PM on 02/06/2015
Every time I played a Zelda game, I was always imagined how great this could be if given live action treatment. Do it right Netflix!
Every time I played a Zelda game, I was always imagined how great this could be if given live action treatment. Do it right Netflix!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
7:24PM on 02/06/2015
I'm very skeptical at this point. As Zelda and its legendary hero Link holds a special place in my gaming heart, I can't bare to see its reputation soured. But if Nintendo is involved in its creation, it couldn't be that bad.
I'm very skeptical at this point. As Zelda and its legendary hero Link holds a special place in my gaming heart, I can't bare to see its reputation soured. But if Nintendo is involved in its creation, it couldn't be that bad.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
6:49PM on 02/06/2015
This will be great but I am curious how they are gonna get past that Link not talking thing and not piss off the hardcore fans.
This will be great but I am curious how they are gonna get past that Link not talking thing and not piss off the hardcore fans.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:45AM on 02/07/2015
Excuuuuuuuse me princess!
Excuuuuuuuse me princess!
5:56PM on 02/06/2015

This is streets ahead

Keep it up Netflix!
Keep it up Netflix!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:38PM on 02/06/2015
Well excuuuuuuuuuuuse me Netflix!
Well excuuuuuuuuuuuse me Netflix!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:11PM on 02/06/2015

THIS IS AMAZING

I hope it breaks records. It's about time Hollywood starts learning how to properly development video games into the small and big screens.
I hope it breaks records. It's about time Hollywood starts learning how to properly development video games into the small and big screens.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:09PM on 02/06/2015
PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS. *Looks at calendar* ... *February 6* YESSSSSSS
PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS PLEASE DONT BE APRIL FOOLS. *Looks at calendar* ... *February 6* YESSSSSSS
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:03PM on 02/06/2015
Shut yer butt! This is awesome!
Shut yer butt! This is awesome!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Movie Hottie Of The Week

More