Legendary Entertainment has confirmed that Rob Letterman will be directing the live-action Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu.

Letterman has helmed projects such as Goosebumps, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Gulliver's Travels and Shark Tale, the latter of which he wrote as well as directed. He is also currently attached to a new film adaptation of the popular roleplaying series Dungeons & Dragons.

Scripted by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch, the movie will star Detective Pikachu, a new character introduced in the 3DS eShop title of the same name.

Toho will handle distribution in Japan, while Universal Pictures - Legendary's distribution partner - will do the honours elsewhere in the world.

[via deadline.com]