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Nintendo CEO Shoots Down 'Zelda' Netflix Rumor

Don't get your hopes up for that live-action visit to Hyrule.

Although The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Netflix is in the “very early stages of development” on a live-action series based on "The Legend of Zelda," Nintendo's CEO contends the story is inaccurate.

“As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films," Satoru Iwata told Time, "but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information."

Whether that means a series will never happen remains to be seen, but Nintendo has kept a firm grip on its properties since the 1993 live-action flop "Super Mario Bros."

Debuting in 1986, "The Legend of Zelda" centers on Link, an ordinary in the fantasy world of Hyrule who must rescue Princess Zelda from the antagonist Ganondorf.

A 13-episode "Legend of Zelda" animated series aired in syndication in 1989.

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