A Pokemon movie seems destined to happen. Moreover, it promises to be fun and adventurous with the entry of two veteran screenwriters.
The excitement over the Pokemon Go game has yet to die down. To date, various news, tips, and tricks offering advice on how to get ahead in the game continue to flourish online. Hence, the enthusiasm for it would likely continue to grow.
Given its popularity, speculations about a Pokemon movie soon became the talk of the town. An earlier report hinted at the renewed interest to pursue a live action flick of the popular Nintendo franchise. Apparently, several major film studios like Legendary Pictures, Sony, and Warner Bros. expressed interest in the project. However, no definitive deal came about at the time.
This time around, Pokemon Go fans have reason to be hopeful. As it turns out, negotiations are underway between Legendary and screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. According to Variety, the studio won the rights for the franchise in July following the release of the app. Universal Pictures would handle the live action film’s distribution worldwide while Toho would manage it in Japan. It is likely the movie is a spin-off of the Great Detective Pikachu game. Thus, Pokemon fans could have a mystery on their hands.
The pairing of Perlman and Hirsch bodes good things for the upcoming Pokemon flick. Screenrant noted the credentials of both writers. Perlman is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She penned the original script of Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, she is working on Captain Marvel.
Hirsch is the brains behind the hit animation series Gravity Falls. The series earned cult-status although it ran for only two seasons on Disney. The writer hinted the possibility of the characters’ return. Thus, fans could possibly envision the first live-action Pokemon movie filled with comedy yet packed with action. The latest feature-length anime film released under the franchise came out last July in Japan. No news yet about global release dates for Volcanion and the Exquisite Magearna.