I have to say, the title Detective Pikachu doesn’t give me an awful lot of faith in the planned live-action Pikachu, but perhaps the film itself won’t be as embarrassingly cheesy as that makes it sound. Indeed, there’s a good chance it’ll get a different name by the time it reaches cinema.
It has moved a step closer to getting made though, as Variety reports that Rob Letterman has signed on to direct. To be honest, his back catalogue causes a little trepidation too, as the likes of Shark Tale, Gulliver’s Travels, and Goosebumps aren’t exactly masterpieces.
Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch wroted the script for the movie, which its believed Legendary Pictures wants to get made as quickly as possible, to hopefully capitalise on the renewed popularity of the franchise following the release of the Pokemon Go app.