With the way Pokemon Go is taking over the real world, it was only a matter of time before a new film reared its head.

Nintendo received a massive US$9 billion (US$12.4 billion) stock price increase after Pokemon Go launched in the United States, proving there's a tonne of money to be made from the renewed interest in this franchise.

Which is why it's little surprise reports are coming in that Legendary Pictures is working on a deal to secure the rights to make a live-action Pokemon film.

According to Deadline, no deal has been closed and details are thin on the ground, but all signs are pointing towards the film becoming a reality.

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The success of Pokemon Go has paved the way for a new film. Photo / Michael Craig
The success of Pokemon Go has paved the way for a new film. Photo / Michael Craig

Previous rumours around a Pokemon film hinted that Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) would write the script.

Legendary's latest film was also a video game adaptation, putting World of Warcraft on the big screen to not-so-favourable reviews, but plenty of fan hype.

And that's something Pokemon is certainly not short on - the launch of Pokemon Go has seen the app overtake Twitter in popularity and has taken the internet by storm.

Not bad for a 90s anime in 2016.