A live-action film based on Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue may be in development.
According to We Got This Covered, Legendary is developing two more Pokemon movies. While one would be centered around the powerful psychic Pokemon Mewtwo, the other is reportedly an adaptation of the original two games. The film will reportedly be set in the same universe as Detective Pikachu, but the two narratives will not have any connection. At this time, the rumor is unconfirmed, so it's entirely possible that this movie will not get made or that this rumor will be debunked.
Released as two games but with slight differences in the Pokemon available, Pokemon Red and Blue follow players as they travel around catching and training Pokemon on a quest to become the greatest trainer in the world. Along the way, players battle the sinister Team Rocket, various Gym Leaders and eventually the Elite Four. The plot has been adapted into the anime series Pokemon Origins.
Slated to be released later this year, Detective Pikachu will be the first live-action film set in the Pokemon universe. The film's first trailer earned it a lot of positive attention. A strong performance at the box office might just entice Legendary Entertainment to make even more live-action Pokemon movies.
Directed by Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe and the voice of Ryan Reynolds. The film opens on May 10.