The Legend of Zelda may be coming to a television screen near you — and not as a video game. Video streaming giant Netflix is reportedly developing a Zelda live action television series.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
Netflix is said to be working closely with Nintendo, the Japanese game developer that has made about 20 “The Legend of Zelda” 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 “Legend of Zelda” series ran for just one season in 1989. A 1993 movie based on Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” 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 “Legend of Zelda” series actually becomes a reality. It’s also possible that Netflix or Nintendo will kill the project before it gets off the ground.
What do you think, Zelda fans? Good idea, bad idea? Also, who would you like to see play Link and Princess Zelda? We’d like to hear from you in the comments section below!