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A live action 'Pokemon' movie could finally happen after 'Go'

Legendary Pictures is reportedly nearing a deal for Pokemon's film rights.
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Following the smashing success of Pokemon Go, Legendary Pictures is reportedly working harder to secure rights to the Pokemon franchise for a live action film, Deadline reports. We first heard that the studio -- which was behind recent geek-friendly films like Warcraft, Pacific Rim and Godzilla -- was trying to capture the Pokemon license back in April. As is usually the case with film rights, these things take time. It makes sense for Legendary to make a bigger push for the franchise now, given just how well Pokemon Go has taken off. It's credited for increasing Nintendo's overall value by $7.5 billion on Monday, even though the console maker is only a partial owner in The Pokemon Company.

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