With millions of people around the world running through bushes, parks and into head on traffic to catch the closest Pikachu, it’s no wonder that the film companies have jumped on the band wagon to bring a live action Pokemon movie to life.
Variety reports that Legendary Entertainment has won the rights to a Pokemon movie and is partnering with the Pokémon Company to launch the first live-action Pokemon film. Production is due to start in 2017 and Universal Pictures will handle the distribution of the movie outside of Japan.
It would be interesting to see if Pokemon worked in a live-action scenario and it will take some doing to beat the animation cartoon we all know and love. Legendary Pictures owe it to the fans to make this the best damn movie it can be.
So until then, flee into the wilderness fellow readers and go and catch yourself a few weedles and metapods.. I’ll never quite understand it myself.