Several H’wood sites are reporting (and confirming) that Netflix is developing a live action The Legend of Zelda series for the online network.

If Netflix is indeed working on a Zelda live-action series

  • The Internet will flip its collective lid when this series lands
  • It could be the greatest thing ever for video games getting a live action treatment.

Consider that movies like Doom, Super Mario Bros. Hitman, and others rarely crack the 40% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and television series rarely make it out of the animated stage, fans of the game franchise (which is quite large), could flock to Netflix if the show is done correctly.  Keep in mind though, all of the talks about the live-action series, say “early talks”, “early stages of development”, and so on, so there is still a really good chance that Netflix may look at the cost to bring the fantasy world to life, licensing deals and more, and decide to pass.

This looks like it is more than just a rumor at this point, as Netflix is working on several other live-action series based on comics, books, and games.

via THR


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  1. I’m much more optimistic about a series like this now than I would have been a mere 5 or 10 years ago. Comic book movies and TV series are being taken more seriously at a creative level, so I see no real reason the same couldn’t be done for video game movies and TV series.

    I’m not a big Legend of Zelda fan (I enjoy the franchise, but I’m not fanatical about it like my brother or many of my friends), but I really do hope this gets done well with a decent creative team behind the wheel.

  2. Gee, there’s no potential for disaster here. Snort. It would take somebody on the level of Peter Jackson to make this work.

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