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There is no further information about the film's production, though there are talks that screenwriter {{wp|Max Landis}}, son of director {{wp|John Landis}} and writer of ''{{wp|Chronicle (film)|Chronicle}}'' for {{wp|20th Century Fox|Fox}}, is negotiating to write the screenplay, according to Deadline.
{{wp|Universal Studios|Universal Pictures}} is confirmed to release the movie in all territories except Japan, where {{wp|Toho}} will handle distribution. Universal has had a five year co-financing and distribution agreement with Legendary beginningsince 2014, though whether or not Universal will participate in 2014the film's financing remains unclear.
The victory for both Legendary and Universal is a major blow for {{wp|Warner Bros.}} and {{wp|Sony Pictures Entertainment|Sony Pictures}}, both of whom were alleged to be major players for the Pokémon film rights as well. Warner Bros., who in April was reported to have "aggressively" pursued the Pokémon live-action film rights, helped distribute the first three Pokémon films based off the anime worldwide during the franchise's early years, but dropped the rights in 2001 after the underperformance of the third movie.