Pokémon Live-Action Movie Greenlit

Will it ever actually get made and hit the big screen? Who knows. But a deal has at least been made, with Legendary Pictures and Nintendo agreeing to make a live-action Pokémon movie.


Variety reports that the movie is scheduled to begin production in late 2017.

Now, get this: the movie isn’t a straight Pokémon flick.

It’s a Detective Pikachu movie.

Detective Pikachu.

What a world we live in.

(Note that, if you pretend this game trailer is the movie trailer, it 100% works)

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.


I need it.

Also how does Detective Pikachu not have a western release yet?