Detective Pikachu

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Status: Pre-Production As of December 3, 2017

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Production is due to start mid-January 2018 in London.

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2019 | Adventure Family

A teenage boy teams up with Pikachu in order to find the boy's kidnapped dad. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, May 10, 2019

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DIRECTOR

Rob Letterman

Screenwriter

Nicole Perlman
Alex Hirsch

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Storylines 3 more

A teenage boy teams up with Pikachu in order to find the boy's kidnapped dad.
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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).
  • Pikachu will be a motion-capture creation for the movie (Hollywood Reporter, 11/29/17).
  • Kathryn Newton will play Lucy, a sassy journalist who goes on an adventure with the boy (Hollywood Reporter, 11/29/17).
Also Known As
  • Pikachu
  • Pokemon

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