Detective Pikachu Will Begin Filming in London Early Next Year

Have no fear, Detective Pikachu is on the case!

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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.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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