The Pokémon brand is so hot right now thanks to the incredible success of Pokémon GO, so the race is on to produce the live-action Pokémon movie while the hype train is running at full steam.

Legendary Entertainment is partnering with The Pokémon Company to launch the first live-action Pokemon film franchise with a Detective Pikachu movie. While we've watched our fair share of horrible movies based on video game characters over the years, it looks like Detective Pikachu might be in safe hands as Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are in negotiations to write the script for the movie.

Perlman has penned comic-book smash hits such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor for Marvel, and she's currently working on the script for the upcoming Captain Marvel film. Hirsh created Disney's cult favourite animated series Gravity Falls, so assuming that the negotiations go as planned it looks as if the Detective Pikachu live-action might turn out to be a critical success in addition to (hopefully) being a commercial success.

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[via variety.com]