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Legendary Pictures to produce Detective Pikachu movie

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tagline=TheUniversal newsto isrelease official:worldwide aoutside live-action Pokémon movie is in the works at Legendary and UniversalJapan |
blurb=Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company have locked in a deal to bring Pokémon to the live-action world on the big screen, in the form of Detective Pikachu }}
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Multiple media outlets have confirmed that {{wp|Legendary Entertainment|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 ''{{wp|Watchmen (film)|Watchmen}}'', ''{{wp|The Dark Knight Trilogy}}'', the 2014 remake of ''{{wp|Godzilla (2014 film)|Godzilla}}'' and ''{{wp|Jurassic World}}'', is set to follow the escapades of {{bp|Detective Pikachu}}, taking cues from the Nintendo 3DS game that was released in Japan back in February, according to Deadline Hollywood's Mike Fleming, Jr. It is also implied that {{bp|The Pokémon Company}} will be creatively involved in the film as well.
The film is expected to be the first of a potential film franchise.