It seems like a lifetime ago that we first found out about the Detective Pikachu movie; over a year has passed since Legendary Pictures secured the rights to the franchise. The project finally seems to be going ahead, though, as a production listing for the movie has been created stating that filming will begin on January 15, 2018 in London, UK.

We already know that Rob Letterman, the man behind projects such as Goosebumps, Shark Tale, and Monsters Vs. Aliens is expected to direct the film, but no news has arrived yet of casting details. The film will, perhaps unsurprisingly, star Detective Pikachu - a character first created for the 3DS game of the same name. This game hasn't seen a translation for Western audiences as of yet (Japanese players got the game in February last year) but at least we should be able to watch this film adaptation.

Who would you like to see cast in the film? Would any UK readers jump at the chance to be an 'extra' in the movie if the chance came? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via denofgeek.com, omegaunderground.com]