The trailer for the upcoming film ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’ has dropped, and well, it is a thing! The film’s namesake, a live-action/CGI version of Pikachu, has ditched the eight-bit video game look in favor of realistic fur and features that make him look almost lifelike. Oh, and, he’s voiced by Ryan Reynolds.
Legendary studios announced their plans for the Pokémon live-action movie in 2016, with Alex Hirsch (‘Gravity Falls’) and Nicole Perlman (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’) writing the script. Rob Letterman (‘Goosebumps’), was later revealed as the director.
‘Detective Pikachu’ began filming early this year, with Reynolds voicing Pikachu alongside a cast that includes Justice Smith (‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’), Kathryn Newton (‘Blockers’), Ken Watanabe (‘Godzilla’), and Suki Waterhouse (‘Assassination Nation’).
Warner Bros. released the official trailer for ‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer online, ahead of the premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ in theaters this weekend. The studio also released the official poster. Check it out below!
The ‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer introduces audiences to the film’s setting, Rhyme City. The city is described as a “sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world.”
The film will follow 21-year old Tim (Smith), a wannabe Pokémon trainer. Tim is searching for his missing dad, private eye Harry Goodman, and has enlisted the help of his father’s partner Pikachu, whom only Tim can understand. Newton also appears in the trailer as junior reporter Lucy, as well as many live-action CGI versions of well known Pokémon like Jigglypuff, Charizard, and Mr. Mime, who gets the best of Pikachu with an invisible wall!
‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ will hit theaters in May of 2019. Check out the official synopsis and trailer below!
In a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective. The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened.