Rob Letterman to Direct DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Written by Andrew Pollard Thursday, 01 December 2016

Movie News

Following the film being announced earlier this year, Legendary Entertainment’s Detective Pikachu has found itself a director.

Deadline has word that Rob Letterman will be helming the big screen live-action Pikachu picture, with Letterman directing a screenplay from Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Letterman is best known for the likes of Shark Tale, Monsters Vs. Aliens and Goosebumps.

This new movie will follow Detective Pikachu, who is a relatively new character to the Pokémon world, and comes in the aftermath of the huge success of this year’s Pokémon Go.

All that we know right now about Detective Pikachu is that it will follow the titular character as he attempts to solve various mysteries in a live-action setting. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie outside of Japan, with Toho handling duties in Japan.

As ever, expect more on all of this as it develops.

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