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Rob Letterman to direct Detective Pikachu movie

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Deadline Hollywood has reported that the ''{{bp|Detective Pikachu}}'' movie has found its director.
 
Rob Letterman, a former employee at {{wp|DreamWorks Animation}}, has signed on to direct the film about "a new character and storyline in the Pokémon universe."
 
Letterman's past credits during his time at DreamWorks include co-writing and co-directing 2004's ''{{wp|Shark Tale}}'' and 2009's ''{{wp|Monsters vs. Aliens}}''. More recently , he directed ''{{wp|Goosebumps (film)|Goosebumps}}'' for {{wp|Columbia Pictures}}, and is currently set to direct that movie's sequel as well as a reboot of the ''{{wp|Dungeons and Dragons}}'' film series.
 
The movie, to be scripted by {{wp|Nicole Perlman}} and {{wp|Alex Hirsch}}, is being produced by {{wp|Legendary Entertainment|Legendary Pictures}} and distributed by {{wp|Universal Studios}} (who, on a side note, acquired DreamWorks Animation back in August) worldwide except Japan, where {{wp|Toho}} will handle distribution.
 
Production is set to begin next year.
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