Legendary Acquires Pokémon Film Rights: Detective Pikachu Film Planned
By Jonathan Balofsky On 20 Jul, 2016 At 11:37 PM | Categorized As Animation, Movie News, News, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Legendary Entertainment has acquired the rights to make a Pokémon movie. Their first planned project is a film based on Detective Pikachu which is to be fast tracked into production

On the heels of Pokemon Go fever, Legendary has closed a deal for the film rights for the iconic Japanese property.

Legendary and The Pokemon Co. on Wednesday announced that they will launch the first Pokemon live-action film franchise based on Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.

Details on the plot and story of the character are being kept under wraps. The film will be fast-tracked to start production in 2017.

While Pokémon has had many movies based on the franchise, it will be interesting to see a western take on the series, especially with Detective Pikachu as a film project. Detective Pikachu tells the story of a Pikachu who has learned to speak human language and solves mysteries with his human sidekick. There was a fan campaign at one point for the English localization to have Danny DeVito as the voice of the lead character

 

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