Following the massive success of Pokemon GO, it should come as no surprise that Legendary Pictures might be looking into securing the rights for a live-action feature film based on the property, according to a report by Deadline.
No deal has been reached yet, but Deadline is confident that negotiations are headed that way.
Pokemon is a worldwide multi-media franchise owned by The Pokemon Company and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. It’s based around the concept of the titular Pokemon, creatures that can be caught and trained to fight one another. The series began as a pair of video games for the original Nintendo Game Boy and has since spanned multiple video games, trading card games, animated television shows and movies, comic books, and toys.
A total of nineteen animated Pokemon movies have been produced and distributed since 1998, but should a deal be reached, this would mark the first time a live-action feature based on the franchise will be made.
Pokemon GO is a free-to-play augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic that allows players to catch and train virtual Pokemon that appear in the real world. Followings its release on July 6, Pokemon GO became the fastest game to top the App Store and Google Play and has been proven to be tremendously popular.
Source: Comingsoon.net, Wikipedia