The Wall Street Journal brings word today that Netflix is working closely with Nintendo to develop a live-action version of the classic game series “The Legend of Zelda.” The outlet reports that the series is being described as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience.
Netflix has begun searching for a writer on the project, which is said to still be in very early days. In addition, as WSJ notes, the project could never go far given Nintendo’s strict protection of adaptations of their properties. Check back here for further details on the series as we learn them.
First debuting for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, The Legend of Zelda has gone on to produce over twenty games and win countless awards. The latest version of the game is currently in development for the Wii U and targeting a release later this year.
An animated series was produced in 1989, with a limited run of comics in the mid ’90s, but the series has yet to be adapted into live-action save for an April Fool’s Day video by IGN almost seven years ago.