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Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls writers in talks for Pokémon live-action movie

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The upcoming live-action Pokémon movie based on Nintendo's Detective Pikachu game may have found its screenwriters.

Variety is reporting that Nicole Pearlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) are in talks to pen the script for the Pokémon film. The film is being developed by Legendary, who have been in a bidding war for the rights to the franchise for years, but the process seemed to slow down for a period of time. It wasn't until the release of Niantic's Pokémon Go that Legendary pushed for a faster purchase.

There's not much known about what Legendary has in store for the live-action adaption, including who the studio is eyeing for the film or how it will incorporate the actual Pokémon into the film, but the project is being rushed for a 2017 release date.

Great Detective Pikachu: The Birth of a New Duo features a version of the Pokémon that fans of the series won't be accustomed to seeing. Not only is the yellow creature incredibly stylish in the new game, which is currently unavailable to purchase in North America, but Pikachu is also quite the chatterbox.

A trailer for the game can be seen here.

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