After Nintendo shares increases by 25% after the release of Pokémon GO, it seems that Hollywood is taking up the race by leading Pokémon to the movies.
As reported by Deadline, Legendary Pictures, which recently was responsible for the movie adaptation of Warcraft, is seeking to reach agreement with Nintendo for the rights of Pokémon to make a live-action movie. Evidently, for the moment no further details on the progress in this deal is given.
Attempts to make a live-action movie of Pokémon are not new, but it seems that because of the second air that is taking the franchise with the release of Pokémon GO, the movie could be a reality.
The report also mentions that Max Landis (Chronicle) would be the one to make the script of the movie alleged to Pokémon. Earlier, there were rumors about a feature of Pokémon with Legendary, but then everything fell silent.
Moreover, we must remember that in August last year, Shigeru Miyamoto said Nintendo was willing to take their franchise beyond gaming, so were open to dabble in movie.
At the moment, we have to wait for more information, but if we remember, the last time Nintendo allowed for a live-action movie was with Super Mario Bros., a combination that did not produce good results and that turned the company’s attempt to bring its franchises to the big screen.