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Pokemon Go means Hollywood wants to make a live-action Pokemon movie again

You might have heard of a thing called Pokemon Go (opens in new tab). And it turns out that given the $1 million a day revenue (opens in new tab) that the app is reportedly bringing in, so has Hollywood. The astronomical international success of the iPhone and Android app has apparently kickstarted Warcraft studio Legendary Pictures into renewing their chase for the licence for a live-action movie. According to Deadline (opens in new tab) the studio had been trying to throw a Pokeball at the Nintendo licence for a while, and almost succeeded (it must have tantalisingly bounced but escaped at the last minute), but this has sent them back on the hunt. 

There have been rumours in the past regarding a live action version of Pokemon and given Disney's current obsession with the real-life reimagining of its worlds, it would probably do ridiculously well. Just think of the adorable CGI ultra fluffy Pikachu... and the merchandise. We'll have to wait and see how this pans out. Meanwhile, if you've just started with the game, here are some helpful Pokemon Go tips (opens in new tab)

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.