Pokemon

Legendary’s ‘Detective Pikachu’ Will Be Directed By ‘Goosebumps’ Rob Letterman

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by Emma Stefansky November 30, 2016 @ 7:12 PM
Nintendo
For those of us still playing Pokemon Go (me) or excited about the new Sun and Moon games, or just big fans of Pokemon in general, Legendary’s “live action” Detective Pikachu movie has its director. Rob Letterman, who headed last year’s Goosebumps movie, will helm the project, which has been fast-tracked for a 2017 production start.

‘Pokemon: The First Movie’ Is Headed Back to Theaters

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by Matthew Monagle October 23, 2016 @ 10:22 AM
The Pokemon Co.
Ah, the Pokémon franchise. It seems like only yesterday that millions of people were wandering the streets of their hometowns, eyes locked to their smartphone screens as they flung Pokeballs at imaginary creatures hovering over local businesses. The Pokémon Go craze, with its innovative use of technology and beloved cartoon characters, brought the popular animated series back into the public spotlight. And with news that Legendary Pictures would shoot a new live-action Pokémon movie in 2017, it was only a matter of time before some of the original films found their way back into theaters.

SNL ‘Weekend Update’ Brings ‘Pokemon GO’ and Kate McKinnon to the RNC

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 21, 2016 @ 10:04 AM
MSNBC
Not that the Republican National Convention lacked for its own special breed of entertainment night after night, but the political arena at least managed to bring SNL out of summer break early. Watch Colin Jost and Michael Che bring Weekend Update to Cleveland with the requisite Pokémon GO sketch you never wanted, plus bonus Kate McKinnon!

Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie in the Works, Just in Case ‘Pokemon GO’ Isn’t Real Enough For You

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by Britt Hayes July 13, 2016 @ 3:44 PM
The Pokemon Co.
You may be thinking, “But there’s already a live-action Pokemon. It’s called Pokemon GO and it makes me take my dog on extra walks!” Yes, yes, but just in case your personal, semi-live-action experience with the latest app craze isn’t enough, those long-developing plans for a new Pokemon movie have gotten a little more developed as Legendary is making a push to secure rights to the hit game franchise.

Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Movie Sparks a Bidding War Among Studios

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by Britt Hayes April 17, 2016 @ 1:04 PM
The Pokemon Co.
With studios vying to capitalize on nostalgia with reboots of beloved properties from your childhood, a live-action Pokemon movie was probably (definitely) inevitable. It’s one of the most popular franchises on the planet, with a series of animated shows and films, video games and toys. And soon it will become a live-action movie, as Legendary, Sony and Warner Bros. are locked in a bidding war over the rights to bring Pikachu & Co. back to the big screen.