Pokémon Go is without any reasonable doubt, the game of the year. The game has been well received, something that has boosted the value of the Pokémon franchise. The popularity of this app has made Pokémon an entertainment giant. Owing to this success, plans are in the pipeline to create a movie, whose storyline will be based on the game. There was a vicious battle to own the rights to the movie even before the app was officially launched.
Bidding started months prior to the release of the mobile app to the public. It has now emerged that the upcoming film will be scripted by two of the most accomplished scriptwriters in the film industry. According to Variety, Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman are on the forefront to land this lucrative job, which is likely to catapult their remarkable careers to unimaginable levels. Reports also state that the movie’s rights have been acquired by Legendary Pictures, which is owned by Thomas Tull. The company won.
The Scriptwriters’ Résumés
The movie’s director, storyline and cast are yet to be identified. However, reports intimate that a number of award winning movie stars are angling for different acting roles that are on offer. Despite the fact that Pokémon Go was motivated by a Japanese video game series, the movie will shoot in English. Perlman gained popularity for scripting the Guardian of the Galaxy. At the moment, she is scripting Captain Marvel, which is one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Perlman played an important role in the success of Guardians of the Galaxy. To date, it remains Marvel Cinematic Universe’s bestselling movie.
On the other hand, Hirsch is credited with the creation of Gravity Falls, a cult-hit animated series that has recently been concluded. The film focuses on a pair of kids who are out to investigate supernatural phenomena in a remote rural community. The series was aired for two seasons, ending with a 68-hour epic on DisneyXD. In the past, Hirsch had indicated that he would consider reviving the film’s characters, but in other roles. By accepting to script write a Pokémon Go film, the two will obviously be punching above their weight. Nevertheless, the film promises to be a hit basing on the success that the duo has had in the past. Movie lovers are equally waiting with bated brief for the movie’s release. The article was originally posted on Screen Rant.
As if Star Trek didn’t already have enough characters to keep up with, “Star Trek Beyond” will have about 50 different kinds of aliens walking around on the ship. There is also a new television series surrounding the movie that is scheduled to be released. Back to the aliens, no one knows exactly what kind of aliens will be present. They will have a bit of character, and there will be a variety of colors to view while watching the movie. Many of the original Star Trek characters will still be in the movie, and there are special dedications to Leonard Nimoy at certain points. The cast recently held a fan interview to answer some of the questions about the film and what to expect with the plot. There was also a bit of discussion about the aliens that would be present. It seems like the series is nearing its end if it’s trying to maintain interest by introducing multiple aliens to mingle with the people who are already on board. However, maybe they are aliens that have been picked up during all of the other movies that have been made, finally breaking out of their hidden compartments on the ship.
Fans of superhero comics and movies everywhere are rejoicing at the news that Michael Keaton will be appearing in the upcoming, much anticipated movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. The award winning actor has had previous experience in the genre, famously playing Batman twice to great acclaim. This time, however, the man who brought back the caped crusader will be playing a villain. Keaton has been cast opposite Tom Holland, who will play the beloved superhero with mutant spider skills.
The casting of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” has been, at times, controversial. Robert Downey Jr. was initially was cast as Tony Stark, as known as Iron Man, but will not be appearing. Other big names that have been tapped to join the cast include Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, as Aunt May, and Disney star Zendaya, in an unknown role. Details from the script have been closely guarded, so fans can expect some surprises.
Keaton will be bringing years of experience and serious acting credentials to the role. Most recently, he won critical acclaim, an Oscar nomination, and a Golden Globe award for his role in the movie “Birdman,” and starred in the serious, award winning film “Spotlight.” Fans can look forward to a Spider-Man villain with real acting chops, but they’ll have to wait a while. This latest addition to the “Spider-Man” franchise is not expected in theaters until July of 2017.