Legendary Pictures Really Wants to Make a Live-Action POKEMON Film
Earlier this year we learned that there was a battle for the film rights for Pokemon between Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures. With Pokemon GO currently exploding across the nation, Legendary is looking to cash in on the resurrected popularity of the property. According to Deadline, they are in the lead and “moving toward a deal to land the rights to make a live action film”.
The deal has yet to close, but you can bet that it will eventually happen and that Pokemon will be fast-tracked into production as soon as the deal is sealed. If they strike while the property is hot, this could be a huge film with an insane financial return for the production company. As soon as Pokemon GO blew up, I knew it was only a matter of time before a studio would jump in on the movie action.
Apparently there have already been rumors going around that Chronicle and Victor Frankenstein scribe Max Landis will be writing the script, but there's no confirmation of that. I enjoyed Chronicle, but Victor Frankenstein sucked, so if he is writing it hopefully he can deliver a fun script that fans will enjoy.
I think Legendary Pictures is the perfect studio to lead this project into production. They most recently were involved with producing Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, which was great! There’s obviously no information on what the story will entail, but I can't help but think it will heavily be inspired by what is happening now with Pokemon GO.