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Legendary Comics to Release Detective Pikachu Graphic Novel

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Graphic novel to adapt film opening in U.S. on May 10

The official Twitter account for Legendary Entertainment announced on Friday that Legendary Comics will publish a graphic novel adaptation of Legendary and Warner Bros.' live-action Pokémon: Detective Pikachu film this summer. Brian Buccellato is writing the work, and Nelson Dániel is drawing the art.

The film is slated to debut in the United States on May 10, and it will also open in Japan in May.

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) will play Detective Pikachu. Justice Smith (The Get Down) will star as another main character Tim Goodman, a teen who teams with Pikachu in order to find his missing father, and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) will play the "sassy journalist" Lucy. Ken Watanabe (Legendary's Godzilla) will play original character Detective Yoshida. Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Love Actually), Chris Geere (You're the Worst), Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Freed), and Omar Chaparro (Stuck, Overboard 2018) are also part of the cast.

Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, Goosebumps) is directing the film, with scripts by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Letterman.

The film is based on the Detective Pikachu Nintendo 3DS game, which debuted in Japan in 2016. An extended version shipped in the West in March 2018.

Source: Legendary's Twitter account via ICv2, Newsarama


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