A Live-Action Pokemon Movie Is Coming

Legendary Entertainment have won the rights to make a live-action Pokemon movie and will partner The Pokemon Company in bringing the red-hot gaming franchise to the big screen.

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A bidding war has been taking place for much of 2016 but just two weeks after the release of the incredibly popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go, Legendary have seen off competitors for a figure likely to eclipse that of the other offers that were on the table previously.

This deal is expected to have included the rights to theatrical releases of any number of Pokemon live-action movies, with a movie about a new character named “Detective Pikachu” being fast-tracked to an early 2017 production date.

Source: Variety