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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

So it sounds very much like this Detective Pikachu film may actually happen. My Entertainment World has just listed the film for a January 2018 release date.

Check it out below:

Right on the heels of the phenomenon of Pokémon Go, it was revealed that Nintendo would finally take advantage of one of its most popular video games in the form of a film. Only this wouldn’t be your standard Pokémon adaptation, but rather an adaptation of the Nintendo 3DS game, Detective Pikachu, which featured a Pikachu with a hard-boiled detective voice (yup, this one ain’t cute).

It seemed like a stretch, but the talent on board was certainly worth being positive about. Writing the script are Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel screenwriter Nicole Perlman. In the director’s chair is Goosebumps director Rob Letterman.

This supposed start date would seem all well and good if it weren’t for one thing. Letterman begins filming Goosebumps 2 this month. Does this really give him enough time to actually film that and then hop onto Detective Pikachu?

We’re not so sure, but you never know. With an efficient schedule, it may very well be something that can work.

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SOURCE: My Entertainment World

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.