Apparently, the first Pokémon movie is getting a CGI remake
In Japan, the Pokémon film Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution starts in theaters in July.
Incidentally, it has nothing to do with Detective Pikachu, but it seems to be a remake of the very first Pokémon film.
The title has been known for a long time. And that “Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution” sounds like a kind of remake of “Pokémon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back” from 1998 shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The teaser trailer released yesterday supports this theory. The video shows fans lining up for Pokémon The First Movie. Then a message promises: “The legend is back.”
A short CGI sequence follows with Mewtwo and Mew flying through the air.
Takeshi Shudo, who died in 2010, is given as the author of the film. He wrote the scripts for the first three Pokémon films and various episodes of the series. For a remake, it would make sense if his name was mentioned.
It would be the first full remake and the first Pokémon movie made entirely in CGI.
Likewise, the first teaser poster for the film is a direct reference to the first teaser poster for Pokémon The First Movie.
So everything points to a remake. The question is: how true do you stay to the original? Are there any differences? The last two animated films played in a separate timeline, how does the remake fit in? We will certainly get answers soon.
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