Oren Uziel (’22 Jump Street’) to Write ‘Detective Pikachu’ Sequel
Legendary has begun work on a sequel to its Pokemon-based movie, hiring Oren Uziel to write the film. ‘Detective Pikachu’ releases in three months, so this early decision is definitely a sign of confidence.
Uziel has already been a part of a few franchises, most recently working on Paramount’s video game adaptation of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog.’ That film releases November 8. Also, he was on the team of Sony’s ‘Men in Black: International,’ releasing June 14. Additionally, he has credits on Sony’s ’22 Jump Street’ and Netflix’s ‘The Cloverfield Paradox.’ At the moment, he is writing ‘Supergirl’ for Warner Bros. and DC.
Details of Uziel’s take on the sequel were not revealed.
Rob Letterman (‘Goosebumps’) is the director of ‘Detective Pikachu.’ The screenplay is from Letterman and Nicole Perlman (‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1’). The plot of the movie revolves around a young man teaming up with Pikachu to find his father. Reynolds is voicing Pikachu while Justice Smith is the lead human in the movie.
Warner Bros is releasing ‘Detective Pikachu’ on May 10. The sequel does not have a date yet, or a director.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter