ROB LETTERMAN TO DIRECT LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT AND THE POKÉMON COMPANY’S LIVE ACTION DETECTIVE PIKACHU

November 30, 2016
Monsters Vs. Aliens and Goosebumps Director will Take on First Ever Pokémon Live Action Film

Los Angeles, CA – November 30, 2016 – Legendary Entertainment announced today that Rob Letterman is set to direct the upcoming groundbreaking DETECTIVE PIKACHU live-action film. With a script written by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, the project follows Detective Pikachu, a new character and storyline in the Pokémon universe.

Letterman’s past credits include GOOSEBUMPS, which he directed, MONSTERS VS. ALIENS, and SHARK TALE, both of which he wrote and directed. He is represented by WME.

Legendary’s distribution partner, Universal Pictures will release the live-action film outside Japan. The Pokémon Company’s long time movie collaborator, Toho, will handle distribution of the film franchise in Japan, as it had similarly done in its partnership with Legendary on its iconic monster reboot for Godzilla.

First introduced in Japan in 1996, Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for two decades. With more than 279 million video games sold worldwide, 21.5 billion TCG cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons, Pokémon is one of the most popular and successful entertainment brands in the world.

About Legendary Entertainment 


Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $13 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com

About The Pokémon Company International
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.com.

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