Pokemon’ Movie Rights Land at Legendary

Pokemon Go became a sensation, the studio sealed a deal for film rights.

On the heels of Pokemon Go fever, Legendary has closed a deal for the film rights for the iconic Japanese property.Legendary and The Pokemon Co. on Wednesday announced that they will launch the first Pokemon live-action film franchise based on Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.


Details on the plot and story of the character are being kept under wraps. The film will be fast-tracked to start production in 2017.