After ‘Pokemon GO‘ took the world by storm we knew that Legendary Pictures was already champing at the bit to get the rights to a live-action Pokemon film. Now we’ve learned that they have tapped ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ scribes Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch to bring Pikachu and friends onto the big screen.
The pair had also worked together previously on ‘Gravity Falls’ and we know that the movie itself will be an adaption of ‘Great Detective Pikachu‘ which is a game that was released in Japan earlier this year. Honestly, it has a bit of a better plot to work with than ‘Pokemon GO’ so this is a change that fans will likely get behind. I think if anything that ‘Stranger Things’ has shown us, it’s that a properly done movie that puts kids in a grown-up role can work great for an audience, though I don’t expect this to be quite so adult orientated.
At least this film will appeal to the international markets. At this time we’re so early in pre-production that there is no word on cast and crew aside from the writing team.
For those unfamiliar with the ‘Great Detective Pikachu’, the game follows a specific Pikachu who talks. While not quite the fighter that many of his brethren are, he is extremely intelligent and uses his gifts to work with a boy who understands him as they solve Pokemon related cases around their city.
With the film planned to go into production next year, we’re sure to be getting plenty of details in the near future.
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