Due to the global popularity of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, two new live-action Pokémon movies are reportedly in development. The first is said to be a spinoff about the iconic Psychic-type Pokémon Mewtwo (this appears to be a separate project from Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, the CGI remake of the first Pokémon film). And the second, according to an unnamed source, is an adaptation of the games that launched the franchise: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue. Read on below for more insight from the folks at We Got This Covered:
“From what we understand, the project’s intended to be set in the Detective Pikachu universe, but will only have minor connections to that film’s plot. Legendary’s hope though is that they can use the movie as a springboard towards launching a cinematic universe of live-action Pokémon films, so expect the hype levels around the project to be astronomical.
“Interestingly, there’s already been an adaptation of Red/Blue in the form of the anime miniseries Pokémon Origins. This is essentially a movie split into four chapters, with each handled by a different animation studio and with different directors. It differs from the ongoing TV series by trying to stick closely to the game’s design and mechanics, and if you want a taste of what the upcoming project from Legendary might look like, you could do worse than checking it out.”
Source: We Got This Covered