Pokemon GO Renews Hollywood Interest in Live Action Film – Report
Legendary Pictures apparently working on deal for film rights.
The sterling success of Pokemon GO has apparently prompted Hollywood to look into a live action Pokemon film. There was interest before but nothing says revenue like a hit mobile game that garnered $14.04 million in four days without a full-scale global launch and has everyone and their grandmother playing it.
As per Deadline, apparently Legendary Pictures is close to acquiring the rights for making films based on the franchise.
The company has been pursuing the same for some time and have been competing with Sony and Warner Bros. which both entered the fray in April. A rumour states that Chronicle writer and professional wrestling nerd Max Landis was being considered to write the screenplay.
Legendary has a bit of an odd track record when it comes to video game adaptations (see the recent Warcraft flick…or actually don’t) but a live action film would still be a major development for the franchise. Would you like to see it happen? Let us know in the comments.