With the runaway success that is Pokemon Go, it makes perfect sense that a live action movie would pop up on everyone’s radar.
According to Variety, Legendary Entertainment has won the right to bring Pokemon to the big screen in a live action feature based on the “Detective Pikachu” 3DS game.
The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective. One day, Pikachu encounters a boy named Tim Goodman, who is able to understand what he is saying. Thus, the two begin working together to solve various mysteries revolving around Pokémon in the city.
While Legendary will handle the production costs, Universal will handle the live action distribution outside of Japan, while Toho will take care of distributing the film inside of Japan.
Production for the Pokemon live action movie is set to begin in 2017.P
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