Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Jonathan Krisel is negotiating to be the director of the sequel film
According to a new report from Deadline, Jonathan Krisel, co-creator of Portlandia, is reportedly in talks to take on the role of director of the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu live action sequel film. for Legendary Entertainment.
According to the report, Krisel is expected to direct the film, while Chris Galletta is expected to handle the screenplay. There is no real information about this film yet, as its making has been questioned several times. In early February, however, Legendary Entertainment assured that the film is still in the works.
The original film, directed by Rob Letterman and starring Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, and Kathryn Newton, was released at the hands of Warner Bros. in 2019 and grossed more than $430 million at the worldwide box office. Although no deal has been finalized at this time, insiders say Reynolds will have a role in the sequel.
In Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, 20-year-old Tim joins forces with detective Pikachu to unravel the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Chasing clues along the streets of Ryme City, the dynamic duo soon uncovers a dangerous plot.