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sourcelink=Deadline Hollywood has just confirmed that Legendary Pictures has won the rights to a live-action Pokémon movie and is set to begin production on it next year. The film, produced by the studio behind ''Watchmen'', ''The Dark Knight Trilogy'', and ''Jurassic World'' is set to follow the escapades of Detective Pikachu, taking cues from the Nintendo 3DS game that was released in Japan back in February. A live-action Pokémon movie had been rumored since last April, when reports of a bidding war came out. No official report confirmed that the movie was being considered until today's news. There is no further information about the film's production, though there are talks that screenwriter Max Landis is negotiating to write the screenplay, according to Deadline. Universal Pictures is confirmed to release the movie in all territories except Japan, where Toho will handle distribution. |
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Deadline Hollywood has just confirmed that Legendary Pictures has won the rights to a live-action Pokémon movie and is set to begin production on it next year.

The film, produced by the studio behind ''Watchmen'', ''The Dark Knight Trilogy'', and ''Jurassic World'' is set to follow the escapades of Detective Pikachu, taking cues from the Nintendo 3DS game that was released in Japan back in February.

A live-action Pokémon movie had been rumored since last April, when reports of a bidding war came out. No official report confirmed that the movie was being considered until today's news.

There is no further information about the film's production, though there are talks that screenwriter Max Landis is negotiating to write the screenplay, according to Deadline.

Universal Pictures is confirmed to release the movie in all territories except Japan, where Toho will handle distribution.
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