EXCLUSIVE: Portlandia co-creator Jonathan Krisel is in negotiations to direct the Pokemon Detective Pikachu live-action sequel based on the globally popular Pokémon franchise for Legendary Entertainment.
Chris Galletta will write the script for the follow-up to Legendary’s 2019 box office hit. The original pic was directed by Rob Letterman and starring Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, was released by Warner Bros.
on May 10, 2019, and grossed more than $430 million at the worldwide box office. While no deals are done at this time and nothing is confirmed insiders believe Reynolds will have some part to play in the upcoming sequel though that is undetermined right now.
Pokémon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for more than 25 years. With more than 440 million video games sold worldwide, tens of billions of Pokémon TCG cards shipped, and an animated series licensed to broadcast in 177 countries spanning 25 seasons, Pokémon is one of the most successful entertainment properties in the world.Read more on deadline.com