Live-Action Detective Pikachu Movie is Actually Happening

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We’ve learned (via Variety) that Nintendo is working on the first live-action Pokemon movie, with Legendary Entertainment.

While details are scant, we know the movie will be based on the “Detective Pikachu” spinoff where … you guessed it, Pikachu is literally a detective solving mysteries.

The movie is reportedly on the fast-track to start production sometime next year. Universal Pictures will be handling distribution of the movie outside of Japan.

Only time will tell if Danny DeVito will be involved.

Brandon Orselli


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