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It’s always interesting to read about a filmmaker’s inspirations as they’re crafting their latest work. Sometimes, it’s fairly obvious, like in the case of films from director Quentin Tarantino. However, there are times when you hear about the inspiration and you just have to scratch your head in confusion. That’s the exact reaction you’ll likely have when you see how the upcoming children’s movie, “Detective Pikachu,” got some specific inspo from one of the darkest crime thrillers of the ‘90s.
The film’s director, Rob Letterman, tells IGN that he was just watching David Fincher’s “Seven,” when the film gave him an idea that may or may not be too weird for a film that features a talking pocket monster detective, with electricity powers, on the search for his missing partner.
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“I thought it would be really funny if we played that classic film noir detective interrogation scene, but with Mr. Mime,” Letterman said.
Without going into spoilers, the director explains how the scene fits in the plot and why it involved Mr. Mime, to begin with.
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“In their search for Tim’s missing father, [they learn his father] had an informant at the docks. So they go down to the docks, which is kind of creepy part of town, and they bump into this Mr. Mime character and it recognizes Pikachu, then they realize wait a minute, Pikachu is his father’s old partner. He recognizes him. They put two and two together and realize the father’s informant was actually a Pokemon. So they run down the Mime and do...
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