Detective Pikachu Movie Starts Filming In January
When fans found out Legendary Entertainment would be making a Detective Pikachu movie, fans everywhere were surprised. It’s odd enough that a live-action Pokemon film is being made, but the fact that it will be based on a point-and-click adventure game that’s only available in Japan is mind-boggling. Still, if this report from Omega Underground is true, it looks like this silly film will begin shooting early next year.
According to the report, filming will start in January 2018 in London. No story details were given though we can expect the film to take inspiration from the Japanese-only 3DS game. Hopefully, the producers go all out with the movie’s silliness and get an actor with a deep voice to play as Pikachu like in the 3DS game.
Though the film sounds like a recipe for disaster, it does have some very talented people working on the script. Alex Hirsch of Gravity Falls fame is co-writing the script with Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy with James Gunn and will also helm the screenplay for Captain Marvel. We can only hope that the movie is more entertaining than it deserves to be.
No release date for Detective Pikachu has been announced.