According to Deadline, Legendary Entertainment has announced that Rob Letterman will be directing Detective Pikachu, the live-action film based on the Pokemon spinoff of the same name. Letterman's previous directing credits include Shark Tale, Monsters vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels, and Goosebumps.
Great Detective Pikachu draws its premise from a 2016 3DS eShop release. The film will be about a super-intelligent Pikachu and his partner, a young human boy. There's no details on whether the film will follow the game's plot directly.
Universal Pictures remains Legendary's distribution partner for the film outside of Japan. Toho will be handling pictures distribution with Japan. Production on Detective Pikachu is expected to begin in 2017. The film has no release window yet.