Pokémon *LIVE ACTION MOVIE* Is Coming Next Year
ALL HAIL PIKACHU.
As if there wasn’t enough Pokémon in the everywhere already, now the gaming giant is moving to the big screen for even more love. A new live action Pokémon movie is going into production from next year.
Legendary Pictures has confirmed that it has secured the rights for a DETECTIVE PIKACHU movie. This film was mere rumour until recently, but now that Pokémon fever has taken over, the flick has reportedly been fast tracked.
Thanks to the popularity of Pokémon GO, the franchise’s 20th anniversary and Nintendo’s soaring stock price, this movie is coming sooner than expected. In fact, the game that it’s based on isn’t even OUT internationally yet.
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Aaaaaaaand the internet has already deemed Danny DeVito an ideal voice actor for Pikachu as can be seen from *this* mashup YouTube trailer. Ready yourself for LOLs.
Bare in mind this is a film FRANCHISE, not just a single flick. So expect a trilogy at the very least.
While the story and characters are still under wraps it’s been made clear that production will start in 2017 so, hopefully, we’ll see the silver screen appearance of a live action Pikachu as soon as 2018!
- By Luke Edwards @eelukee