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Here’s the first trailer for the live action Detective Pikachu movie, coming 10 May 2019

by Oliver BrandtNovember 13, 2018

Back in mid-2016, it was announced that Detective Pikachu would be getting a live action film adaptation, and now we’ve got our first look.

Warner Bros. Pictures released the very first trailer for the all new film, titled POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, and it is disturbingly realistic. Pikachu is extremely fuzzy, Charizard is extremely scaly, and Mr. Mime is… well, terrifying. Detective Pikachu stars the voice of Ryan Reynolds in the titular role (as reported late last year) as he teams up with 21-year old Tim to track down the latter’s missing father in the magnificent-looking Ryme City. Take a look at the trailer below.

We also got a look at the movie’s poster, and a very lengthy description, both of which you can find below. That is, if Mr. Mime’s terrifying appearance didn’t scare you off already.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is scheduled for release in theatres on the 10th of May 2019.

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).

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About The Author
Oliver Brandt
Digital game collector, impulse spender, and news editor. I write reviews and report on cool Nintendo stuff. Also the number one Minecraft guy on the team. Mine Cart Madness is the worst thing to happen to video games.

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