Pokemon Company Courting Hollywood for Live Action Pokemon Movie!

Legendary PicturesAccording to an article that was just posted by the Hollywood Reporter, the Pokemon Company is secretly courting film companies to produce a big-budget, live action Pokemon film!

The report says that Legendary, Warner Bros., and Sony are all vying to the rights for it; apparently, a deal is close to being reached with Legendary. Legendary has produced films such as Man of Steel, Pacific RimGodzilla, Interstellar, and Jurassic World.

My dream has always been to make a live action Pokemon film, so I hope I can somehow be involved, even if it’s just serving coffee. :p Thanks goes to my film school friend Kelby W. for the heads up on this story!


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  1. collinhall Aspiring Trainer
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    HOLY CRAP WHAT?!?!
     
  2. Wes1234 Local Eevee/Eeveelution Addict lawl
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    Oooooo.... Funny enough, I just finished watching Pacific Rim for the first time. Perhaps that's a sign?

    I wonder what the plot would be about. I mean... The first episode of the anime isn't really movie worthy, after all, so it kinda leaves GOOD plot ideas from the anime somewhat limited. (Then again, there's always the Mewtwo movie, but that wasn't exactly plot heavy, just REEALLY slow progressing.) Maybe something from the manga or Pokemon Origins might work.


    ----EDIT----

    Just finished reading the original article. Now I've got a bad feeling about this...
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016
  3. TheUltimateAbsol Truth or Ideals? It's all Black and White to me
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    shhhh
    It's a secret to everyone
     
  4. Crimzonlogic I'm Batwoman.
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    This smells like it won't work out too well...
     
  5. scattered mind Competitive VG Forums Mod
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    This smells like Dragon Ball.
     
  6. TheLunaticHypno Just your average Hypno fan
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    This had better be good, or I'm going to be disappointed, as I assume you all will be.
     
  7. Citrus Aspiring Trainer
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    Oh God no why?! *furiously checks calendar hoping to have been groundhog'ing april fools for two weeks*
     
  8. Lord o da rings ♕ The Queen ♕
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    When you happen to be online and see this on the front page. You look confused and read the news and said, "Pokemon. Why the hell did you choose to do this?" First a super bowl ad then this? Pokemon must be one filthy rich company to do all this.
     
  9. Lanstar The Funny Fairy Bug
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    Ummmm.... Uhhhh...... Urrrr....

    I can't figure out what on earth to say about this. -_-
     
  10. Metalizard Aspiring Trainer
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    As cool as the idea for a live-action Pokémon film is, if this actually happens I'm afraid it will be just like Dragonball Evolution... I think some things just don't work as live-action films...
     
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  11. TokenDuelist YGO TCG is Cheaper. Fight me.
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    If it's Legendary I can just assume it'll have something to do with the most rampaging kaiju-like Pokemon they can find.

    But I won't judge till it comes out.
     
  12. (sgtfrog) good boi
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    This is really weird. I'm not sure what to think.
     
  13. bbninjas Ready or Not!
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    I really don't know if I like the sound of live action... >_>

    It'd had to be reeeeeally well put together in the cinematic department.
     
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  14. Serpens Aspiring Trainer
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    To be frank, it'll have to be a darn good movie to not be completely crud. I could most certainly see an animated movie(Then again, we have plenty of movies for the anime), but a live action... I mean... Legendary makes relatively good movies, so let's hang on to that one shiny grain of hope, shall we?
    Also, sweet Arceus, I hope it won't involve Ash Ketchup or his rat in any way...
     
  15. godzilla41 https://www.facebook.com/planetscizor
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    I can't see Pokemon being adapted on live action movie. If they do make a movie out of it, they must do it with RED and not with ASH for crying out loud.
     
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  16. fleshrum April in Kalos...
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    I liked Pacific Rim because it was self-aware enough to work. But depending on who becomes attached to this, I may just not watch it, and get my jollies from the fallout. And If it really is as bad as "live action Pokémon movie" sounds on paper, we'll finally see how recession-proof this franchise is.
     
  17. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015
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    *Has dreaded flashbacks of Avatar: The Last Airbender*

    Please, let's not go through that again *Shudder*

    Anyways, it would need ash, and hopefully the CGI for the pokemon would be decent
     
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  18. Card Slinger J #BringBackNationalDex
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    So I take it Pokémon Apokélypse is finally getting green lit for a Hollywood adaptation after 5 years?

     
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  19. Secret Agent Seal Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm a little confused why they'd go for live action as opposed to full blown CGI, but I'll keep an open mind. :^)

    Reminds me of this great Pokémon Noir comic I saw years ago:

    http://i.imgur.com/zGPQl5L.jpg
     
  20. Hemos The demonic Shadow Lugia/Mystical Raven Witch
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    I know I'm gonna end up screaming BETRAYAL if this film tanks if it gets made.