We already know that the first Pokemon live-action film will be based around the Great Detective Pikachu game that launched on the 3DS. That one-off title was about a hyper-intelligent Pikachu who solves crimes with the help of a human boy named Tim Goodman, who can understand what the Pikachu is saying. Yep.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the film has found its human lead. The Get Down lead Justice Smith will be starring in Detective Pikachu. The film is being produced by Legendary Pictures. It will be helmed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman, with a script from Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.
More importantly, we still don't know who the voice of Pikachu will be. But hopefully, it'll be deep and gruff, like a good hard-boiled detective should be.