Detective Pikachu Movie Finds its Director

Detective Pikachu Movie Finds its Director

Well, at least he has experience with animation.

The Detective Pikachu movie took another step toward production, as it has found its director. Rob Letterman, who most recently directed the Goosebumps movie, has been tapped by Legendary, the studio producing the movie.

Letterman's resume is filled with some animation, which should bode well for a live-action/animated hybrid. Pikachu should look pretty good, at least. Apart from the CGI-filled Goosebumps, Letterman was also a co-director on Monsters vs. Aliens and Shark Tale, as well as the sole director on Gulliver's Travels.

As far as I'm concerned, that's a pretty poor track record. There isn't really a good movie among the batch, and a couple of them are pretty terrible. Should this inspire confidence in the Detective Pikachu movie? Because I'm not feeling anything close to that.

Detective Pikachu (title pending) doesn't currently have a release date, but mid-to-late 2018 wouldn't be an unreasonable assumption.

Source: Collider

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The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

Well... I liked Monsters vs. Aliens at least. And Pikachu is a monster technically.

The best thing about this though is that it's Pokemon media I can watch that doesn't have Ash in it.

Is anyone expecting Detective Pikachu to be a good movie?

RJ 17:
The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

Gilbert Gottfried or GTFO!

It's being penned by Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman. There's hope for this.

Silentpony:

RJ 17:
The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

Gilbert Gottfried or GTFO!

While Gilbert's voice would be great coming out of a cute little Pikachu, I like DeVito's better since he would make Pikachu sound like a dirty little sleaze-ball. :P

RJ 17:

Silentpony:

RJ 17:
The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

Gilbert Gottfried or GTFO!

While Gilbert's voice would be great coming out of a cute little Pikachu, I like DeVito's better since he would make Pikachu sound like a dirty little sleaze-ball. :P

How about a compromise? DeVito can be Pikachu, but Gottfriend gets to be the Farfetch'd Chief of Police.

Silentpony:

RJ 17:

Silentpony:

Gilbert Gottfried or GTFO!

While Gilbert's voice would be great coming out of a cute little Pikachu, I like DeVito's better since he would make Pikachu sound like a dirty little sleaze-ball. :P

How about a compromise? DeVito can be Pikachu, but Gottfriend gets to be the Farfetch'd Chief of Police.

That's a movie I would actually pay to see in theaters. :^)

Silentpony:

RJ 17:
The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

Gilbert Gottfried or GTFO!

Well y'see, Danny DeVito is already kind of a fan favorite for the role. I mean, the chances of getting either of them is exceptionally slim, but DeVito is still far more likely.

P.S. Thanks

P.P.S. Seriously though I bet the movie would sell like hotcakes if they got a name like Danny DeVito in it.

Wait, this is an American movie?

Edit: It is...WHY!?

Yeah, Im out. Ciao. Sayonara, Adios, and goodbye.

RJ 17:
The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

They tried, he said no.

RJ 17:
The only way I'll accept this movie as being a thing is if they get Danny DeVito to voice Pikachu. :^)

That joke has become so ingrained in my head, that whenever I see Detective Pikachu I just hear DeVito's voice.. Hearing a different voice as Pikachu'll just be really jarring.

I think it'd be hilarious if Pikachu was voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

There are people who would want to watch this?

Saelune:
Wait, this is an American movie?

Edit: It is...WHY!?

Yeah, Im out. Ciao. Sayonara, Adios, and goodbye.

But it has Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman writing this. If she can make a giant sentient walking tree that only knows three words a fan favorite then I think she can pull this off.

 

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