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After 'Pokemon Go', here comes 'Detective Pikachu' live action movie

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, July 22, 2016 | 09:22 am
After 'Pokemon Go', here comes 'Detective Pikachu' live action movie

Released in Japan in early February, the game focuses on the teamwork between Pikachu, who wears a hat and is able to communicate with humans, and a boy named Tim to find the boy's missing father. (shutterstock.com/Myimagine /-)

Amid Pokemon Go hype, a live action movie based on a recently released Nintendo 3DS game tentatively dubbed Great Detective Pikachu is set to be made by Legendary Entertainment and The Pokemon Company.

Released in Japan in early February, the game focuses on the teamwork between Pikachu, who wears a hat and is able to communicate with humans, and a boy named Tim to find the boy's missing father, reported The Verge. No news yet on whether the movie's plot will be similar to the game's storyline, nor the cast, crew or release date. 

(Read also: What Indonesian players say about Pokemon Go)

However, news outlets suggested the production would start sometime next year and the film would be distributed outside Japan by Universal.

Pokemon Go is an augmented-reality game developed by Niantic Labs. It has been officially released in 34 countries, but not yet in Southeast Asian countries. (kes)

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