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[RUMOR] Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ?Legend of Zelda? Series
Old 02-07-2015, 05:11 AM
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?The Legend of Zelda,? one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.

The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on ?Zelda,? about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as ?Game of Thrones? for a family audience, this person said.

The ?Zelda? games have traditionally included swords and sorcery, like ?Game of Thrones? or ?Lord of the Rings,? but typically with a more light-hearted, kid-friendly tone.

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.

A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment. A Nintendo spokesman said the company ?doesn?t comment on rumors and speculation.?
Old 02-07-2015, 07:26 AM
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Is this a rumour? I thought it was as good as confirmed.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:33 AM
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I'm already cringing -__- Netflix exclusive? Live Action? Nothing says ****ty quite like that...

Next they're gonna make Link talk.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:31 PM
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I'm already cringing -__- Netflix exclusive? Live Action? Nothing says ****ty quite like that...

Next they're gonna make Link talk.
Because it's not like Link never talked right? Even in certain games they give you subtle options with personality.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:34 PM
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I'm already cringing -__- Netflix exclusive? Live Action? Nothing says ****ty quite like that...

Next they're gonna make Link talk.
Marco Polo and Orange is the New Black are Netflix original series and have gotten great reception. Especially OitNB.

Netflix is a lot better option than cable networks at this point.

Netflix is the future of TV as far as I'm concerned.
Old 02-07-2015, 05:37 PM
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I hope its not too serious, something like this looks awful
Old 02-07-2015, 06:01 PM
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Because it's not like Link never talked right? Even in certain games they give you subtle options with personality.
Yeah and everything he's talked in has been ****ty.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:03 PM
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every episode should start with Link saying
"Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me princess!"
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Yeah and everything he's talked in has been ****ty.
Which is like 2 things. An old 80s cartoon and the CDi games which Nintendo had nothing to do with.

It's been more than 20 years since then.
Old 02-07-2015, 07:53 PM
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I agree with Noddles. All of the live action Youtube videos I've seen are just cringey. I would much rather have a loose interpretation of the Zelda series that makes fun of itself than an attempt to perfectly recreate the plot of OoT or something like that. The Zelda games aren't very serious anyway, so keep it lighthearted and the fans won't hold it to the ridiculous standards we know they would for a darker rendition.

Keeping Link mute is a great way to add humor. IIRC the games occasionaly joke around with it but with live action you could really emphasize Link's replacement of speech with facial expressions and grunts. You could even have a whole episode showing how Link lost his voice. I think it's important that they create new stories like this instead of converting game plots to live action so people have more to focus on than just the acting and production quality.

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I wouldn't mind a film noir LoZ series based around Majora's Mask.

LoZ 2: The Adventures of Link would be neat as well, especially when he has to avoid townsfolk who turn into bats and attack him. Not to mention the fact he is most grown up in that game and we can see what happens when he is taken inside a townsfolk's house to get healed.
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I agree with Noddles. All of the live action Youtube videos I've seen are just cringey. I would much rather have a loose interpretation of the Zelda series that makes fun of itself than an attempt to perfectly recreate the plot of OoT or something like that. The Zelda games aren't very serious anyway, so keep it lighthearted and the fans won't hold it to the ridiculous standards we know they would for a darker rendition.

Keeping Link mute is a great way to add humor. IIRC the games occasionaly joke around with it but with live action you could really emphasize Link's replacement of speech with facial expressions and grunts. You could even have a whole episode showing how Link lost his voice. I think it's important that they create new stories like this instead of converting game plots to live action so people have more to focus on than just the acting and production quality.
Yep, I'm with you all.

Having Link mute would be the best idea as it wouldn't interfere with anyone's ideas about the character plus like you suggested might make for some interesting plot elements with the hero being disabled.
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this is it, guys! it's absolutely amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn1BPYYQw30

(can't post videos like i can on other forums? couldn't find anything in FAQ...)

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this is it, guys! it's absolutely amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn1BPYYQw30

(can't post videos like i can on other forums? couldn't find anything in FAQ...)
You mean like this?:


Take the code in the youtube url that comes after "v="

put it between [yt ] [ /yt] (no spaces tho)
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this is it, guys! it's absolutely amazing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn1BPYYQw30

(can't post videos like i can on other forums? couldn't find anything in FAQ...)
You mean like this?:


Take the code in the youtube url that comes after "v="

put it between [yt ] [ /yt] (no spaces tho)
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You mean like this?:


Take the code in the youtube url that comes after "v="

put it between [yt ] [ /yt] (no spaces tho)
Yes! Like that! Thank you very much!
Old 03-15-2015, 05:15 PM
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Totally looking forward to this.
Old 03-15-2015, 06:20 PM
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Huge Zelda fan but honestly I can't imagine a good Zelda TV series. But hey I wouldn't mind being wrong.
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