The Pokémon Go Popularity Might Lead to a New Film for the Franchise

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 14, 2016
References: deadline & hypebeast
Although Nintendo and the franchise company have had plans for some time now to produce a movie surrounding its creatures, the recent Pokémon Go popularity is what's likely to launch it into reality.

Given that a deal would require a clear shown interest in the movie, the augmented reality game is a key factor in getting results. As HYPEBEAST explains, Nintendo's market growth has increased by $9 billion and its stock has gone up by a massive 25 per cent with the rise in Pokémon Go popularity.

With these numbers to show, the likelihood of a Hollywood rendition has vastly improved. It's reported that Legendary Pictures is close to getting a deal for the project, meaning that fans might soon be able to see a movie based on the game from the same studio that brought 'Jurassic World' and 'The Dark Knight.'