Detective Pikachu Movie to Start Filming in Jan. 2018: What We Know

Detective Pikachu Movie to Start Filming in Jan. 2018: What We Know

Fans of the Pokemon franchise might be interested to learn that Detective Pikachu will start filming in January of 2018. Furthermore, it should be mentioned that the filming will take place in London, which is most appropriate when the titular character’s deerstalker hat is a clear reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.

What Do We Know about Detective Pikachu?

With that said, interested individuals should know that a fair amount of information is known about Detective Pikachu, not least because it is based on a Pokemon spin-off that was released not so long ago. In short, Detective Pikachu is centered around the titular character, a smarter-than-normal Pikachu who might not be as good when it comes to fighting but possesses an outstanding intelligence that enables him to solve mysteries in close cooperation with his human companion. In fact, this particular Pikachu is so smart that he can actually make himself understood to humans in human speech, which should come as welcome news to people who have never been that good at interpreting Pokemon speech consisting of nothing but the components of their name repeated over and over.

Regardless, Detective Pikachu is being made by Legendary Entertainment, which has been involved in a rather impressive list of movies over the course of its existence. For proof, look no further than the example of Jurassic World in 2015, which made more than $1.6 billion at the box office. While it has not managed a similar success since that time, it has not been that long since Kong: Skull Island made more than $559 million in 2017. As a result, there is plenty of film-making expertise and experience backing up the production of Detective Pikachu, though interested individuals should still keep their enthusiasm at a reasonable level while waiting for further news to come out.

Otherwise, it is interesting to note that Legendary Entertainment has chosen Rob Letterman to direct the movie. For those who are unfamiliar with the name, he was the director of Monsters vs. Aliens, Goosebumps, the Goosebumps follow-up, and the Dungeon and Dragons movie that will be made at some point in the future. Furthermore, it is interesting to note that the script was written by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, who were responsible for Captain Marvel and Galaxy Falls respectively. Unfortunately, no information about the cast has been released, though it is amusing to mention that there was a fan effort to convince Danny DeVito to audition for the role of the titular character that failed when he declined to audition for it.

Further Considerations

On a final note, it should be mentioned that Detective Pikachu will be the first Pokemon movie made using a combination of live action and CGI animation rather than in the manner of the Pokemon anime. As a result, it is not unreasonable to see it as a test for further movies made using said method. In this light, should Detective Pikachu prove successful at the box office once it has been released, it seems probable that more Pokemon movies will follow in its footsteps. Better still, considering the rather unexpected nature of Detective Pikachu, it seems probable that these hypothetical movies would be much more interested in the day-to-day life of the Pokemon setting compared to most examples of existing Pokemon media. Something that could result in the creation of more innovative Pokemon stories in the not so distant future.

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