Fresh off the immense success of the Pokemon Go mobile game, Legendary is keen to get a live-action film underway as quickly as possible. Luckily for us, they’re eyeing some awesome writers to bang out the script.
Variety reports Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are “in negotiations” to write the script for the film. Perlman worked on the scripts for Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor, and is also working on Captain Marvel and the third Sherlock Holmes film. Hirsch created the cult hit Disney series Gravity Falls, so he certainly has the kid-friendly chops capable of appealing across demographics.
There has been no official word on the plot of the film, though initial reports indicate it will focus on Detective Pikachu. Despite its age, Pokemon became one of the hottest properties on the market when Go topped the charts several weeks ago. The game series has been around since 1996, has sold more than 279 million video games across the globe, and previously spawned an animated series that ran for 19 seasons.
The franchise could certainly be a tough nut to crack, but with Hirsch and Perlman on the job, it’ll be exciting to see what they come up with.