Remember that Detective Pikachu movie that’s been in development for a little while now? Well, the live-action film has now found its first cast member.
As per Variety, The Get Down’s Justice Smith – also to be seen in June’s Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom – has joined the movie in a to-be-confirmed role. Goosebumps Rob Letterman has been long on board to direct, with a script in place from Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch.
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 last 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.