Pokemon Go is the latest craze to sweep mobile gaming. Recently, the Augmented Reality game has been all over the news. It seems to be all that people are talking about. Nintendo’s stock has risen by a whole 25%. With so much money coming in, everyone is looking to join the profit. This includes Hollywood – a potential movie deal would be huge publicity for any studio.
Legendary Pictures is reportedly in the lead in talks to secure rights for a live-action film. While this deal has been in the makings for a few months, they are making a bigger push since the popularity of Pokemon Go. According to Deadline, the details on the deal are mostly unknown. However, with such a large renewed interest in the Pokemon franchise, the studio will want to confirm something as soon as possible.
Legendary is often behind more big production “geeky” films, such as Pacific Rim and the recent Warcraft. The studio is certainly well-acquainted with movies of this kind, and would probably do the franchise justice. Warcraft was a pretty big success overall, and earned quite a bit of money for the company. And since many fans claim they want a live-action Pokemon film, Legendary is likely just the right studio to fulfill this dream.
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