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Co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy and creator of Gravity Falls in talks for screenplay
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Justin Kroll, a reporter for Variety magazine, has reported that Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman are in talks to write the screenplay for the upcoming Detective Pikachu film.
The report came after the film was announced in July by Legendary Pictures and Universal Studios following several months of negotiations. Around that time, Max Landis, writer of Fox's Chronicle, was rumored to write the screenplay, but Landis has since denied the rumors following the announcement.
Nicole Perlman first gained prominence as co-writer for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy, based off the Marvel comic series of the same name. She is also currently penning the script for Marvel's Captain Marvel.
Alex Hirsch is best remembered as the creator of Gravity Falls, a cartoon on Disney Channel and later Disney XD that gained a large fan following since its premiere in June 2012. The fanbase of that series continues to live on despite the series concluding in February 2016.
The film is set to begin production next year. No comment was made by any of the writers or studio(s).