For all its faults, the now defunct Netflix series The Get Down gave us a stunning ensemble cast, and according to Variety, one of the breakouts, Justice Smith, has been given the lead in the first live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu.
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?