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#1 Ngamer01

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 03:56 PM

http://gonintendo.co...detective-pikac

 

Today Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company have announced that Legendary Pictures have acquired the movie rights based on the Pokémon franchise and the first picture that's in the works will be a Detective Pikachu movie.

 

There is no word if this deal will affect future anime movies from TPC.  Legendary Pictures is best known for several super-hero movies including The Dark Knight and attempted blockbusters like Pacific Rim.


Edited by Ngamer01, 20 July 2016 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 03:56 PM

After Pokémon Go-mania heated up talks for Pokémon film rights, Legendary Pictures has announced it has won the bidding war and will be launching a live-action Pokémon film franchise, starting with a film based on "Detective Pikachu". The film is planned to begin production next year, and will be distributed by Universal Studios internationally and Toho in Japan.

http://variety.com/2...ary-1201818838/

The original Detective Pikachu trailer if you don't remember: https://www.youtube....h?v=KonKZlqznIg

#3 Ngamer01

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 03:59 PM

Heh.  You and I posted at the same time Prime.  Thread merge?



#4 Lame "PBluafnotr4d2" 87421F

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 04:02 PM

Heh.  You and I posted at the same time Prime.  Thread merge?


Yours is below in the Unread Content list, so yours is the Original.

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 04:08 PM

Literally a 2 second difference, lol. Would have been first, but I waited to post to look for older Detective Pikachu topics to link, and then search took too long to load and I decided not to. :P

#6 Ngamer01

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 06:42 AM

There were older threads.  I debated on whether if to bump the Detective Pikachu game thread, but I decided not to as I thought you would probably make a new thread anyways or split whatever I could have posted in there into a new topic.  There was also your original thread speaking about the Hollywood bidding "war" on the Pokemon movie rights, but I opted to not post in there either.



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 07:28 AM

@movie I really don't like that this is a Detective Pikachu movie. I want my live action badass Pokémon adventure Trilogy that knocks other movie trilogies on their asses. Instead, we get a spin-off of a spin-off; yo dawg. At least now hopefully they can get Danny Devito to voice Pikachu; otherwise, fuck this shit.

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Posted 16 August 2016 - 02:25 PM

Looks like this may end up being written by Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls, and Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy. Pretty great team.

http://variety.com/2...lls-1201831694/

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 01:12 PM

Ok I know this thread is old, but we lost all the late 2016 through early 2018 posts and threads, so...

 

https://gonintendo.c...d-pokemon-tcg-c

 

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We have the first look at the official movie title and logo.

 

Press release:

At the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company along with its partners from Legendary Entertainment, unveiled the official title and logo for the first-ever live action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, welcomed the movie’s director, Rob Letterman, and actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to the stage for the surprise reveal. The stars also engaged the room full of the world’s best Pokémon players in a chant of “Pikachu!” which was recorded for use in the upcoming film, premiering in theaters May 10, 2019. For official assets unveiled at the event as well as photos of the cast’s appearance, please visit the link below: https://spaces.hight...pace/QJMuNamaQF.


#10 Billy "Buford" Morgil

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

As I said in discord, I'm waiting until a trailer to truly get excited.







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