The live-action Detective Pikachu movie has talented writers in its corner. Variety reports that Legendary Pictures is in talks with Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman to help handle screenwriting duties for the film. Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch is also in negotiations to co-write the screenplay.
Perlman and Hirsch are unique talents
Perlman is developing quite the profile of late. The writer, in addition to Guardians, helped write Thor, and she and Meg LeFauve penned the upcoming Captain Marvel for Marvel Studios. According to IMDb, she also wrote a treatment for an eventual (we hope!) Black Widow movie. Hirsch, for his part, cut his teeth on television for Cartoon Network alongside new talents like Pendleton Ward and J.G. Quintel before launching the award-winning Gravity Falls.
Detective Pikachu was officially announced last month as a joint project by Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company, shortly after the release of Pokémon Go. While the plot details haven't yet been revealed, the original game involves Pikachu helping a young boy find his father. It's pretty weird. However, given their pedigree, Perlman and Hirsch should feel right at home.