Last week we posted leaked footage of a supposed live live action, dark, gritty Pokemon movie. After a week of sleuthing, we finally managed to get the full story of the project. We are able to confirm there is not a Hollywood budgeted production of Pokemon happening.
Under the circumstances in which we received the footage, it was unlikely that there was actually a movie coming to a theater near you; however, the time, money and manpower needed to create a trailer of that quality left many people certain this movie was legit. Especially when you consider the utterly appalling, disgraceful and insulting anime live action films that have been released in North America.
The comments received on our YouTube post were really the best part of this story. For the past week the internet has essentially been divided into two very distinct camps since the leak. Do want, and burn it with fire.
To help provide some background to this madness, we managed to track down the creators and sit down with them to answer some questions based on the various comments, articles and speculations running around online. We are also very happy to present a world exclusive look at the HD full length trailer.
Hate it or love it, this team of people put together an amazing fan-fiction trailer. After watching the full trailer and reading the responses to our questions below, it's going to be pretty hard for even the most diehard Poke-Purist to hate on them. The project is extremely well done and given the new confirmed origin and details, it really shows you fan fiction has taken huge strides since the days of silly handy-cam movies that look like Bob Sagat should be narrating them.
HD Pokemon Live Action Trailer:
Synopsis: Celadon City hasn't been the same since the Gyms closed down. Pokémon fighting has gone underground, and the sport has gotten a taste for blood. Ash, Misty, and Brock have been forced deep into the city's seedy underbelly to keep training, but the Pokémon aren't the only ones in danger. Now, Ash must choose to either become a master in the grim world of illegal pokémon fighting, or make a desperate stand to free them all from the criminal grip of Rocket Industries.
whats with all these haters??? im 17 and i think a live action pokemon movie would be sick.i never even really played the card games, but to see someone put that much effort into a trailer one has to wonder what the movie would be like. if they could make it dark and gritty enough for a pg 13 rating it could be potentially epic.