Goosebumps and Monsters vs. Aliens director Rob Letterman will work from a script written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls).
Universal Pictures will handle distribution of the live-action film outside Japan, with The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator Toho distributing in Japan.
Smith can be seen next in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, while there’s no details of a release date for Detective Pikachu.
Is a live action Pokémon movie something that gets your Jigglypuff twitching, or is this going to be a case of missing the boat on the Pokémon Go phenomenon?
See Also: Read our review of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!