The “Detective Pikachu” Film Scores A Director

Legendary Entertainment have set Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”) to direct the upcoming live-action “Detective Pikachu” film based on the Pokemon franchise.

First introduced in Japan in 1996, more than 279 million Pokemon video games have sold worldwide along with 21.5 billion TCG cards and an animated series spanning twenty seasons.

Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch penned the script for the film which follows a new character and storyline in the Pokemon universe. Universal Pictures will release the film outside of Japan, with Toho handling it within Japan.

Source: Legendary