1. Legendary Pictures eyes live-action ‘Pokemon’ movie

Legendary Pictures eyes live-action ‘Pokemon’ movie

It seems Hollywood has also caught the "Pokemon Go" fever as a live-action "Pokemon" movie is reportedly being eyed by film studio Legendary Pictures.

By: | Los Angeles | Published: July 14, 2016 10:51 AM
"Pokemon" has suddenly become a big thing again following the release of "Pokemon GO". (Reuters) “Pokemon” has suddenly become a big thing again following the release of “Pokemon GO”. (Reuters)

It seems Hollywood has also caught the “Pokemon Go” fever as a live-action “Pokemon” movie is reportedly being eyed by film studio Legendary Pictures.

The studio is close to landing the rights to make the film based on the pocket monster game from Japan, reported Deadline.

Details are scant at this point and no deal has been closed, but it’s headed that way, according to sources.

Legendary and Pokemon USA have not commented on the report as both parties are presumably still hammering the deal.

“Pokemon” has suddenly become a big thing again following the release of “Pokemon GO”.

The new game puts Pokemon in the real world by utilizing GPS location information and makes players chase down the virtual pocket monsters in their own vehicles.

The franchise that began as trading cards in the 1990s has spawned a Japanese TV series and animated movies.

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