Netflix Developing A Live Action Legend of Zelda?
The internet rumour mill is in full swing with claims that 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 right budget and talent.
Full story at JoBlo.