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The Pokemon movie scores Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity Falls writers

The writers of the hit film Guardians of the Galaxy and TV show Gravity Falls, Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, are in negotiations to write a live-action movie based on Pokemon.

hollywood Updated: Aug 17, 2016 22:16 IST
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The movie will be based on the upcoming game Detective Pikachu.

The writers of the hit film Guardians of the Galaxy and TV show Gravity Falls, Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, are in negotiations to write a live-action movie based on Pokemon.

The news comes after Legendary Films landed the rights to the Pokemon franchise after they were available in early July, reports variety.com.

Read: Of course, a live-action Pokemon movie is coming, from Dark Knight makers

The movie will be based on the upcoming game Detective Pikachu.

The deal came two weeks after the Pokemon Go app was released and became a worldwide phenomenon. The augmented reality game allows players to capture, battle and train the Pokemon virtual creatures.

Read: Pokemon Go takes you back in time with augmented reality

Pokemon was introduced in Japan in 1996 and has sold 279 million video games worldwide with 21.5 billion cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 19 seasons.

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