The POKEMON Movie Will Be Written by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and GRAVITY FALLS Scribes
Legendary Pictures is moving forward with the development of their Pokemon movie, and they are hiring Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) to write the movie.
The production company landed the rights to the Pokemon property in July, and the film will be based on the upcoming video game Detective Pikachu. Here's a description of that game:
The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective. One day, Pikachu encounters a boy named Tim Goodman, who is able to understand what he is saying. Thus, the two begin working together to solve various mysteries revolving around Pokémon in the city.
I’m surprised they aren’t making a game based around Pokemon Go because that’s the hot item right now. I doubt that the upcoming Detective Pikachu game will be as popular.
Even though Pokemon Go is exploding, and the property has had a resurgence in popularity, I’m curious to see if this Detective Pikachu film will actually attract this new found audience or if it will just attract the longtime, hardcore Pokemon fans.
Only time will tell, but at least the film has got a couple of solid screenwriters to work on the project. Hopefully, they deliver a solid script.