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According to the report, American film studios {{wp|Warner Bros.}} Entertainment and {{wp|Sony Pictures Entertainment}} have expressed interest in possessing the film rights. However, the report mentions that another potential bidder, film financing firm {{wp|Legendary Pictures}}, may come out as the potential victor of the bidding war, despite a representative for Legendary declining talks of an offer being put on the table.
Legendary Entertainment's filmography includes box office blockbusters like ''{{wp|300 (film)|300}}'', ''{{wp|The Dark Knight Trilogy}}'', ''{{wp|Pacific Rim}}'', and the 2014 reboot of ''{{wp|Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla}}''. Last year, Legendary scored big with the box office behemoth ''{{wp|Jurassic World}}'' with {{wp|Universal Studios}}, who currently has a five year motion picture agreement with Legendary beginning in 2014.
Warner Bros. had previously helped release {{bp|M01|the}} {{bp|M02|first}} {{bp|M03|three}} ''Pokémon'' movies based off the anime in the United States and other territories outside Japan, despite having no involvement in their prodcution.
Both Warner Bros. and Sony declined to comment.