Well it happened, the success of Pokémon Go in the past few days has been impossible to ignore. Everyone wants in on the money train, including Legendary entertainment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has struck a deal to create a live action movie based off Detective Pikachu.
You may remember Detective Pikachu as that weird 3DS game released earlier this year, in which Pikachu, in some unholy manner speaks with the voice of a man. The game even met with a rather large campaign stateside in which fans rallied for the English translation to feature the voice of Danny Devito as Pikachu. We’re still waiting for that Always Sunny crossover.
Legendary has apparently been in discussions with The Pokémon Company for months. Those conversations led to a huge surge following the success of Pokémon GO, but who could blame them. In an interview with Variety, Legendary said that details are under wraps, but the film is being fast-tracked to ensure production is underway by 2017.
So what do you think? Is a Pokémon live action film a good idea? Or will we all be crushed under Pikachu’s mighty fist? Let me know in the comments!