August 16, 2016


‘Pokémon’ Movie Coming From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Gravity Falls’ Writers

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Big news on the Pokémon front: It appears that the live-action film adaptation coming from Legendary has found its writers.

According to Variety, Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are in negotiations to pen a script based on Detective Pikachu. Perlman co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy with director James Gunn, while Hirsch created Disney’s Gravity Falls.

The live-action Pokémon movie was confirmed last month, two weeks after Pokémon GO launched and quickly became a phenomenon. Production is expected to begin in 2017.

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