You know when you catch your dog eating his/her own sh-t? And you just shake your head and think, “I’m not surprised. I’m just a little disappointed.” That’s how I feel right now. Legendary Pictures has reportedly been trying to secure the rights to a live-action Pokemon film franchise for several months now.
And when the Pokemon Go app was released earlier this month, their interest in the franchise obviously increased because the game is more popular than water. The success of the game forced Legendary to make a move.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the company has finalized an agreement with Pokemon’s Japanese-based rights holder The Pokemon Company to produce several live-action films based on the popular franchise. The report claims the first project to come out of this partnership will be Detective Pikachu, which will be based on the Great Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS game that was released earlier this year in Japan.
Because the hype is so intense right now, production on the movie is being “fast-tracked” for sometime next year. I’ve never played this Great Detective Pikachu game, but the reports says it follows a private investigator version of Pikachu solving mysteries with a human friend. Sounds like the perfect layout for a live-action movie.
No other details have been released, but we’ll keep you posted. You can go back to playing Pokemon now.[mashshare]