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Old 01-25-19, 06:11 PM
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Detective Pikachu 2: I Chose You

JANUARY 25, 2019 1:01pm PT by Borys Kit
'Detective Pikachu' Sequel in the Works With '22 Jump Street' Writer (Exclusive)

Call it Pika-Two: Legendary shows confidence in its upcoming release by moving to develop a sequel almost three months before 'Pikachu' opens. Detective Pikachu is starting a new case even before his first one has wrapped.

Legendary has begun work on a sequel to its Pokemon-based movie, hiring Oren Uziel to pen the script. The move is a sign of confidence as it comes close to three months before the company releases the Ryan Reynolds-starrer on May 10 via Warner Bros.

Pikachu is based on the video and card game popular around the world that sees players acting as trainers who collect cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon in order to compete in battle tournaments.

Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.

Reynolds is voicing Pikachu while Justice Smith is the lead human in the movie, directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps). The plot of the movie revolves around a young man teaming up with the Pikachu to find his father.

Details of Uziel’s take for a sequel were not revealed.

Uziel has shown himself to be a franchise player, having most recently worked on Paramount’s video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog, which will be released Nov. 8, as well as the upcoming Men in Black International. Other credits include 22 Jump Street and The Cloverfield Paradox. He also also writing a Supergirl feature for Warners.

Uziel is repped by WME, Writ Large and Myman Greenspan.
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At first I thought the first was a terrible idea, but seeing the trailer its probably gonna make a bundle because it looks so fun. So making a sequel fast makes sense.
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It's tough for me to watch this and not picture Deadpool every single time Pikachu talks. Even the humor is very much the same.
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EXCLUSIVE: Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is in negotiations to direct the Pokemon Detective Pikachu live-action sequel based on the globally popular Pokémon franchise for Legendary Entertainment. Chris Galletta will write the script for the follow-up to Legendary’s 2019 box office hit.

The original pic was directed by Rob Letterman and starred Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. It was released by Warner Bros on May 10, 2019, and grossed more than $430 million at the worldwide box office. While no deals are done at this time and nothing is confirmed, insiders believe Reynolds will have some part to play in the upcoming sequel though that is undetermined right now.

Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages for more than 25 years. With more than 440 million video games sold worldwide, tens of billions of Pokémon TCG cards shipped, and an animated series licensed to broadcast in 177 countries spanning 25 seasons, it is one of the world’s most successful entertainment properties.

Krisel’s credits include co-creating, writing and executive producing Portlandia, as well as co-creating, directing and writing Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis for FX. He is represented by UTA, Mosaic and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.

Galletta’s credits include writing The Kings of Summer. He is represented by UTA and Anonymous Content.
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Awesome, the first one was surprisingly good for a live-action anime.
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Enjoyed the first. Hopefully the sequel is just as good.
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All in for Live-Action Pokemon. I loved the first film.
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