Rumour: Nintendo and Netflix are making a live-action Zelda series
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo and Netflix are prepping to develop a live-action series based on The Legend of Zelda franchise. Citing a source close to the project, Wall Street Journal claims that the show will be a “Game of Thrones for a family audience”.
This same source indicated that both Nintendo and Netflix are presently trying to source writers to take on the project. The subtext of that: this is way, way away if they’re still trying to find a writer.
There’s no point in getting excited just yet. Nintendo has a track-record for abysmal film/TV adaptations (remember the Super Mario Bros. movie, or that Legend of Zelda cartoon from the late eighties?) and as a result have become overly protective of any TV/film projects. I can’t say I blame them.