Following the release of the widely-accepted augmented reality game “Pokémon Go,” another project that every Pokémon fan can expect is the first-ever live “Detective Pikachu” movie.
On July 6, Niantic Laboratory and The Pokémon Company released the highly-anticipated pocket monsters-catching game that made every Pokémon trainer excited to reach a Pokéstop, capture some unique monsters and train them until they are ready to battle in the gym.
And this excitement will surely be fuelled further as the Legendary Pictures has already gotten the exclusive rights to produce a live-action movie based from the iconic Japanese franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming “Detective Pikachu” movie will already start filming next year.
The film, accordingly, will introduce Detective Pikachu as the newest character in the Pokémon universe. However, no details about its plot and storyline have come out yet.
The report noted that Toho will handle the distribution of the “Detective Pikachu” movie in Japan while Universal Pictures will handle all countries outside of Japan.
Pokémon, which was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, has been among the well-loved characters in video games, trading cards, TV shows, comic books and movies. The following year, the character was first introduced in a video game, making it to the list of playable titles in Game Boy.
In the meantime, Variety reported that the deal between Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon company for the “detective Pikachu” movie was brokered by Don McGowan together with outside counsel Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.
During the negotiation, Marty Willhite, Daniel Feinberg and Mike Ross were around to represent the studio.
On the other hand, the entertainment site revealed that with just two weeks after the launched of “Pokémon Go,” it has already impacted a 25 percent jump in the stocks of Nintendo, the game’s part owner, proving the popularity of the brand.
Do you think this success be replicated by the “Detective Pikachu” movie?