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Report: Netflix Making a Legend of Zelda Live-Action Show

Nintendo has generally avoided TV, movies
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2015 3:34 PM CST
Report: Netflix Making a Legend of Zelda Live-Action Show
In this video game image released by Nintendo Co., a scene is shown from, "Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword."   (AP Photo/Nintendo Co.)

(Newser) – Nintendo isn't exactly known for a love of TV and movies—one reason might be the disaster that was 1993's Super Mario Bros. movie. But the Wall Street Journal reports, via a "person familiar with the matter," that the video-game company is planning a new show, this one based on another hit game series, The Legend of Zelda. The game's essential story involves the rescue of Princess Zelda by a sword-wielding youth named Link, Rolling Stone reports.

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But there are many versions of the tale in the series' many games, meaning producers will have plenty of material to work with should the live-action show go forward, the magazine notes. Right now, the show is in the "early stages" of development, the Journal reports; Netflix is looking for writers for what it compares to a family-friendly Game of Thrones. (Read more Nintendo stories.)

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