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I hope they don't make it too American.*In thunderous voice* THIS THREAD, RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!
Yeah, been a while since we heard Detective Pikachu movie news but it's still happening apparently. This time its news of the director: Rob Letterman has been selected. Other movies Rob Letterman had directed is Shark Tale (which he also wrote), Monsters vs. Aliens, 2010's Gulliver's Travels (which the Pokemon site conveniently forgot to mention), and 2015's Goosebumps.
They also announced distribution details: Universal Pictures will release the film outside of Japan and Toho will handle it within Japan. They made sure to mention both were parters with Legendary.
They also said this film is a "groundbreaking live-action film". Tooting your own horn their, Pokemon Company?
Like how the Super Marios brothers movie was way too American, so that the American-ness kind of ruined it.
Slight American influence is cool though, since American films are still the leading in the global film industries.