Pokémon Go may have brought those beloved pocket monsters one step closer to actually co-existing with us, but two well-known writers are going the extra mile to bring Pikachu and pals to life. Writers Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor) and Alex Hirsch (Galaxy Falls) are in negotiations to write the first live-action Pokémon movie, EW has confirmed.
The movie will be based on an upcoming Japanese video game called “Detective Pikachu,” which actually includes live-action elements in its first trailer. The movie comes from Legendary Entertainment, which recently won the rights to collaborate with The Pokémon Company on the film following the success of Pokémon Go.
Both Perlman and Hirsch have made a name for themselves as writers behind rabidly beloved franchises. Perlman is best known for penning Guardians of the Galaxy, and it slated to write for the upcoming Captain Marvel as well. Hirsch created and wrote for the cult favorite Disney animated series Gravity Falls.
Additional reporting by Evan Slead.