Detective Pikachu film sets up UK shoot

PokemonA big-screen film based on a character from the Pokemon universe is setting up for production in London early next year. 

Los Angeles-based Legendary Entertainment is making Detective Pikachu with Rob Letterman attached to direct from a screenplay by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Legendary’s Thomas Tull produces. 

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for the UK studio details along with the names of the UPM, production designer, location manager and production co-ordinator. 

Pokemon as a franchise was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995 with the first video game iteration arriving on Game Boy in 1996. 

The film is one of several major US features currently in pre-production in the UK. Robert Downey Jr’s take on Doctor Dolittle, Cash Truck starring Sandra Bullock and Artemis Fowl directed by Kenneth Branagh are all listed on Production Intelligence with key details including studios and UK HoDs. 

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Pokemon picture via Getty Images Ent/Daniel Boczarski. 


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