Netflix and Nintendo are working on a live-action 'Legend of Zelda' series

By Shawn Knight ยท 16 replies
Feb 7, 2015
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  1. Netflix is reportedly in the process of developing a live-action series based on one of Nintendo's most popular franchises, The Legend of Zelda. The project is still in early stages as the streaming media company is searching for writers according...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    Translations of computer games to movies has historically been awful. AWFUL. Don't expect any different here.
    stewi0001 likes this.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    But what about Resident Evi... Nevermind.

    There was Mario B.... Actually, scratch that.

    Doom was.... Well, who would I be kidding with that one?

    The film adaptation of Halo... Was actually not as bad as most adaptations, imo.

    The real question to ponder is whether Johnny Depp will be cast as adult link.
  4. Ya not sure how I feel about this
  5. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,323   +1,417

    Can't we stop with these garbage adaptations? save yourself the money and us the trouble and just don't even bother.
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    It's dangerous to go alone, take this!
  7. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,667   +1,099

    Zelda is literally the hardest thing to adapt into a live action series, unless they do a weird "new character" storyline and uses Link only as a plot device/cameo char.
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    "Hey! Listen!" to which every agent worth his paycheck replied, "Hahahahahahahahah!!! *click*"

    Not really. In fact, it can be done in ten eleven easy to follow steps:

    1. Find an effeminate male lead.
    2. Find an attractive female damsel.
    3. Have the male lead ride his horse for a few scenes.
    4. Rip off a Moby **** scene.
    5. Rip off a Peter Pan scene.
    6. Rip off an Indiana Jones scene.
    7. Rip off a Dante's Peak scene.
    8. Rip off a scene from The Abyss.
    9. Rip off a Tron scene.
    10. Have lead free damsel.
    11. Happy ending.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015
  9. The camera man has his work cut out for him.
  10. neoSyrrah

    neoSyrrah TS Rookie

    I agree. While the games are fun, the franchise isn't exactly known for its character development. And since Link is a silent protagonist, the only personality he has is that which we project onto him. So basically nobody is going to be happy with the result.

    Maybe if they adapted the Wind Waker setting it would be possible since the characters have more personality and Link implies more personality with facial expressions in cut-scenes, but even then character development is usually just "I was afraid of my destiny but now I'm not."

    Side note: Not going to lie, I want to see the new Link say "Well, exuuuuse me, princess." at least once.
  11. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    If they're going to gear it to a younger audience they might as well animate it.
  12. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

  14. kissx

    kissx TS Enthusiast Posts: 70

    Where is the new Zelda game Nintendo??????????????
  15. Heihachi1337

    Heihachi1337 TS Rookie Posts: 49   +11

  16. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    then the show would be called, The Legend of Johnny. Just like Johnny and the Chocolate Factory, Johnny in Wonderland, and Johnny of the Caribbean.
  17. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    It's probably wise to target a younger audience, although nintendo is not as big as it once was, kids will probably still dig the show if its animated.

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