‘Pokemon’ News And Updates: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Movie Lands Its Director

By Minnow Blythe, Parent Herald December 01, 05:58 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: A general view of atmosphere at Tracy Paul & Co presents Pokemon Afternoon Soiree at Sunset Tower on February 27, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. "Detective Pikachu" movie in the works!

(Photo : Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Tracy Paul & Co)

Most popular and well-known "Pokemon", "Pikachu" gets a live-action movie adaptation of "Pokemon" spin-off game, "Detective Pikachu". "Detective Pikachu" the movie lands its director with the movie production slated to start this 2017.

According to THR, the live-action adaptation of "Detective Pikachu" by Legendary Pictures nabs Rob Letterman as its director. Rob Letterman is no stranger to working with animation or live-action movies. Letterman has written and directed animated film, "Shark's Tale" and directed "Monsters Vs. Alien". Rob Letterman recently directed the movie adaptation of R.L Stine's "Goosebumps".

The script for the "Detective Pikachu" movie will be in the hands of "Gravity Falls" creator Alex Hirsch and Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman. There are still no details regarding the plot and characters of the movie but Legendary Pictures hopes the film will be finished while the "Pokemon Go" craze is still at its peak.

Legendary Pictures hopes that the "Detective Pikachu" movie will be the first of the planned franchise. International distribution of the live-action adaptation of "Detective Pikachu" will be handled by Universal Pictures while Toho Pictures will handle the Japanese distribution of the upcoming film.

"Detective Pikachu" was first introduced via Nintendo's 3DS. "Detective Pikachu" follows "Pokemon" Pikachu wearing a Sherlock Holmes cap, talking, drinking coffee, and running around the city. Nintendo calls the 3DS game a "cinematic adventure" where players go along "Detective Pikachu" solving puzzles and mysteries.

"Detective Pikachu" was released in Japan last February 3, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS. There's no news yet if the game will be released internationally. "Detective Pikachu" will join the roster of "Pokemon" full-length films like "Pokemon: The First Movie", "Mewtwo Strikes Back", and the rest of the seventeen "Pokemon" films.

Pikachu is one of the most well-known and well-loved "Pokemon". Pikachu is a "Pokemon" that damages enemies via electrical surge and is popular for its cute and cuddly appearance. The "Pokemon" Pikachu is also well-known for its different variations of its only dialogue, "Pika, Pika", to describe its feelings. "Detective Pikachu" will be the first time Pikachu will be fully talking and not just saying "Pika, Pika".

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