When you think of Pokémon, the first filmmaker that comes to mind likely won’t be Rian Johnson. But the Knives Out director has more in common with the cute anime critters than you might expect. Johnson is apparently a mega-fan of the Japanese video game franchise that spawned a wildly popular anime and several other media franchises. And because Johnson is such a big fan, he directed a Pokémon Go commercial on the down-low, ahead of the upcoming Pokémon Go Fest in the annual event that takes the video game worldwide (virtually). Watch Johnson’s adorable Pokémon Go commercial below.
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Almost a month ago, we learned that Legendary Pictures had officially acquired the rights to Pokémon for a live-action adaptation of the popular video game franchise. Recently there has been a lot of chatter surrounding Pokémon because of the massive popularity of Pokémon Go, so Legendary wants to strike while the iron is hot. However, the studio isn’t using that game as inspiration, but instead the recent Japanese title Great Detective Pikachu. And now two writers have been hired to adapt it.
Find out who the Pokémon movie writers are after the jump. Read More »
Pokemon Go continues to be all the rage in video gaming right now. The recently launched mobile version of the Nintendo video game franchise has become so popular in such a short amount of time that Comic-Con moved a panel for Pokemon Go from a smaller venue to the massive Hall H. And it sounds like sometime down the road Pokemon will be back at Comic-Con with a movie to show off with the movie rights officially being snagged by Legendary Pictures.
In addition, details on just what kind of story we can expect from the game have surfaced, and the movie will apparently go in a direction that likely no fan was expecting to hear. Find out more about the Pokemon movie after the jump. Read More »
It’s been just over a week since Pokemon Go debuted on mobile devices and the game has taken the world by storm (at least in the territories in which it’s been made available so far). Pokemon has always been a popular Nintendo property, but the popularity of this game is something fascinating and wonderful. People are leaving their houses at all hours of the day, walking around their neighborhoods and cities, meeting strangers, just so they can find Pokemon. Sure, some have used it for evil, but overall, this new game is paving the way for a new kind of gaming that incorporates the real world like no other game has done before.
So with the popularity of Pokemon Go being off the charts, is there a chance we might see a live-action Pokemon movie get off the ground sooner than later? Read More »