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.