After news broke out last month about movie company Legendary Entertainment gaining the rights to write a live-action Pokémon movie, the writers of the movie were recently announced: Nicole Perman and Alex Hirsch. Nicole Perman is most known for her writing contributions in films such as “Thor” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” as well as notable upcoming films such as a “Captain Marvel” film and the third movie in the “Sherlock Holmes” series. Alex Hirsch is most known for his contribution in writing the popular Disney television show “Gravity Falls.”
While details of the movie are kept well under wraps, the Pokémon movie is to be centered around “Detective Pikachu,” a new character in the Pokémon universe that was introduced through the Japanese video game Great Detective Pikachu. The movie is slated for production sometime in 2017.
The Great Detective Pikachu is a Japanese video game that focuses on the adventures of human Tim Goodman and Pikachu who must work together in order to solve the mystery of his missing father. The video game takes place in Rhyme City, and the video game was exclusively released in Japan on February 3rd, 2016.
Universal Pictures will be the main distributor for the upcoming live-action movie in all areas outside of Japan. The movie company has been a long-time partner and distributor for Legendary Entertainment’s films. However, Toho, the Pokémon Company’s long-time movie collaborator, will be handling all distribution of the movie within Japan.
Legendary Entertainment gained the rights to the “Pokémon” franchise in terms of movies in early July. This came two weeks after Pokémon GO was released to the public and became a worldwide phenomenon, resulting in a 25% stock increase for part-time owner Nintendo. Legendary Entertainment is most notably known for movies such as Godzilla (2014,) Jurassic World (2015,) Man of Steel (2013,) The Dark Knight (2008,) and Inception (2010.)
What do you guys think? Do you approve of the writer selection for the upcoming “Detective Pikachu” movie? Or do you think someone else would have been better for the job? Let us know in the comments below!
Edited by gimmepie.