Detective Pikachu Picks Up Shark Tale, Goosebumps Director

Detective Pikachu Picks Up Shark Tale, Goosebumps Director

Rob Letterman has signed on to direct the Pokemon live-action film.

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.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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