On the back of Pokemon Go's huge success last year, The Pokemon Company announced that Legendary Pictures will bring our favorite pocket monster to the big screen in a live action film. Detective Pikachu is coming to save the day next year! The fine folks at Omega Underground came across this advertisement that revealed that filming of the motion picture will begin in January 2018 in London, England.
Detective Pikachu is definitely more of a Sherlock Holmes-inspired character as opposed to a Columbo, so it makes some sense that they would film across the pond. We expect the cast to be announced soon. Rob Letterman, who previously worked on Goosebumps, Gulliver’s Travels and Shark Tale, is expected to direct the motion picture. Writers Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman are joining the team to help Pikachu make a big splash next year. We can only hope that someone has the good sense to cast Danny Devito as Detective Pikachu.