Status: Pre-Production As of December 11, 2016
Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Rob Letterman will direct the Legendary project, which is being fast tracked to start production in 2017.
A live-action film franchise based on Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe. more
In Movie Theaters U.S.TBA, 2018
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A live-action film franchise based on Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.
verbatim plot from hollywoodreporter.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- The Japanese-based Pokemon Co., which manages rights to the franchise spun from the hit Nintendo game, has been courting Hollywood for a movie. Multiple studios have been in the running - including Warner Bros, Sony and Legendary Pictures (Hollywood Reporter, 4/15/16).
- This will be a live action film.
- Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside of Japan. Toho will handle distribution in Japan.
- There have been 19 films released based on Pokemon.
- Based on the upcoming game “Detective Pikachu" (Variety, 8/16/16).
- The first pic in a planned franchise (Hollywood Reporter, 11/30/16).
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