The Rob Letterman directorial Detective Pikachu was the first attempt to create a Pokemon Live Action universe. However, the 2019 project was not that big of a surprise for many. The charm of Ryan Reynolds alone could not pull together the sloppy plot of the movie. In CGI, the credit must be given to The Pokemon Company. This year, Netflix is yet again trying its luck in the project.
An exclusive report by Variety confirms that Netflix is working on the Pokemon Live Action project, which allegedly will be a feature film. The platform already has a plethora of Pokemon anime listed in the catalog. Thus, it seems fair for the streamer to try its luck in the live-action adaptation. A significant Netflix name is also coming on board with the makers. Here is all that you must know about the new venture of the global streaming service.
Pokemon Live Action: Production Status & Plot
Since the news itself is not an official announcement by Netflix, it is clear that the project is in the early stages of production. And by early, we mean very early. The castings and team building are still part of the process. Even the plot of the movie is not confirmed by now. Sources suggest that the live-action will follow an original story much like the 2019 Detective Pikachu.
The adaptation of an arc from the anime is a less likely possibility. A trailer might clarify more detail once it is released. For now, official news from the administrative desks of Netflix is awaited. This will also solidify the speculations about the production details of the Pokemon Live Action. Let’s wait for some time!
Lucifer’s Joe Henderson on Board
According to an exclusive report by Variety, Lucifer anime creator Joe Henderson is on board with Netflix to write the screenplay of the Pokemon Live Action. Moreover, he will also be the executive producer of the film. The showrunner is currently enjoying the success of the Netflix original series Lucifer. If the news of the addition of Joe Henderson is true, then the new venture is all set to become a massive success in the coming years.
Pokemon Live Action: Release Date
Currently, the internet and even the trustable sources are relying on speculative details to find the release schedule of the live action. If we look at the production status of the project, it looks like there is still time before the product goes on the floors. The cast details, production, and post-production will take a fair share of a year. Thus, fans can expect to see the Pokemon Live Action movie by mid-2022 or by next Christmas at the earliest. Since this is a Netflix original idea, there is no doubt as to where you will find the film.
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