I’m sure you’ve all been following the hype and success surrounding Pokemon Go lately, to say it somewhat kicked off would be an understatement. It’s attracted so many non-gamers and people who weren’t even interested in Pokemon before to take part and join in the fun. It may come as a surprise then that I’m actually here to talk about the potential of a Pokemon live-action movie, so put your pokeballs away for a moment and just relax for a few minutes, whilst only a rumour for now it certainly sounds promising!
Legendary Pictures have allegedly gotten very close to securing the rights to making a live-action movie for the Pokemon franchise, this comes straight from Deadline who reported the news. As I said this is all just speculation and Deadline have not heard any further word from Pokemon USA or Legendary Pictures so nothing has been confirmed, this would be a great leap for the company as they’re behind other popular films such as the recently released Warcraft: The Beginning, Watchmen & Batman Begins to name a few.
I’m not sure how I feel about a live-action movie for Pokemon, it’s similar to how I’d feel about a Zelda one in that they’d have to get everything perfect and I know that would be very difficult especially when trying to please a mass audience. I certainly will reserve any judgement until it happens though and who knows, it could be the next big hit for Legendary Pictures if all goes well, and with the recent increase in Nintendo’s popularity all because of that small app everyones been addicted to, it can only mean positive things.
I’m sure there will be more news over the coming months and when we hear anything else we’ll be sure to keep you informed!