Pokemon is heading into space for one epic battle! Okay, maybe it’s not, but they did manage to hire one writer who’s been there and has done that. According to one report, it seems that Nicole Perlman (Guardians Of The Galaxy) has been hired to co-write the live-action Pokemon movie. In addition to Perlman, Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) has also been brought on board to help Perlman.
As of right now, there are no details as to what the movie will be about. The closest piece of news is that the movie will be based on the Nintendo 3DS game Great Detective Pikachu. In that game, a particularly smart Pikachu solves mysteries with the help of it’s human partner. Perlman’s experience on Guardians means that we could get more than just a Detective Pikachu. Ideally, with her writing chops, here’s hoping she can find a way to include one of Pokemon’s greatest monsters, MewTwo. The movie could still be grounded by taking place on Earth, but with her background, she could possibly introduce a cosmic element that other writers may not be able to handle as well as her.
Gravity Falls is on of this generations best cartoons. Sadly, it had it’s series end short in 2015. Hirsch not only wrote for the show, but provided some of the voices for the show. Gravity Falls was a show about a pair of twins who are forced to live with their uncle for the summer. The premise was pretty much if you played Strangers Things on Disney XD and it were a cartoon. However, you interpret it, the show was good.
All together, the combined efforts of Perlman and Hirsch may be a winning combination. There is still no director and date when the live-action Pokemon movie will debut in theaters.