News - July 21, 2016

First live-action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu to go into production in 2017
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First live-action Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu to go into production in 2017

The first live-action Pokemon movie will go into production next year. 

The movie, which is to be titled Detective Pikachu, will be produced by Legendary Pictures, the same company responsible for Warcraft: The Beginning, Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton

According to Variety, plot details are scarce at this stage, with no writer or director attached to the project. 

Pokémon was introduced in Japan in 1996 and has sold 279 million video games worldwide with 21.5 billion cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 19 seasons. 

You can check out a selection of Pokemon DVDs here in hmv's online store. 

 

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