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Live Action Detective Pikachu Movie Coming From Legendary Pictures

by Donald Theriault - July 24, 2016, 1:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Legendary Pictures

Based on history, it'll blow up in China.

The success of Pokémon Go has spurred the signing of a live action Pokémon movie franchise, and the first result will be a hardboiled noir.

Legendary Pictures has reached an agreement to develop a live action film based on the Great Detective Pikachu eShop game. No voice or acting talent have been attached to the project, which is expected to enter development next year, but based on the Warcraft movie it will likely involve a combination of actors and computer generated Pokémon.

Legendary's last video game adaptation into a movie was this year's Warcraft movie, which only made approximately US$48m on a $160m budget but ended up with a worldwide gross of $433m due to being one of the ten biggest grossing movies of all time in China.


LucarioJuly 24, 2016

Huhuhuhuhuhuhuhh, seriously? O.K. I'll bite and see it.

LemonadeJuly 24, 2016

But is it going to be in Japanese or English?

EnnerJuly 24, 2016

English, given the involvement of Legendary.

The Pokemon movie I didn't know I wanted has been green lit, and I'm excited for it. Not that I think it will be a good movie, but because it is such a weird and novel thing.

LemonadeJuly 24, 2016

I just want an English version of the Detective Pikachu game.

LucarioJuly 24, 2016

I do too! XD

KhushrenadaJuly 24, 2016

Quote from: Lemonade

I just want an English version of the Detective Pikachu game.

If they're going to make a movie based on the game and release that movie in America, I'd say chances are good they'll localize the game to take advantage of that buzz.

I wonder what Herman Cain will be quoting from this movie....

nickmitchJuly 25, 2016

Has the petition started already?

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