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2019-06-28 21:18:12

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

It is scheduled to be released in RealD 3D on May 10, 2019, making it the first Pokemon film to receive a wide theatrical release in the United States, and the first to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is an upcoming action-adventure family film directed by Rob Letterman and written by Nicole Perlman and Letterman, based on the 2016 video game of the same name. The film is an American and Japanese joint venture produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company. It is the first live-action film based on the Pokemon franchise. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice and facial motion capture of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe in live-action roles.

In November 2017, Justice Smith was cast in the lead human role, with Kathryn Newton cast to costar after an intense session of reading and testing actresses who would appear opposite Smith. Newton beat out Natalia Dyer, Haley Lu Richardson, and Katherine Langford for the role.In December 2017, Ryan Reynolds was cast in the titular role to be portrayed via motion-capture.Other actors considered for the role were Danny DeVito, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg and Hugh Jackman.In January 2018, with production commencing, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Chris Geere joined the cast.In February 2018, Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora joined the cast.In April 2018, Omar Chaparro joined the cast.

In the Pokemon universe, Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) is a former Pokemon Trainer and the son of prominent detective Harry Goodman. When his father disappears in a car crash, Tim arrives in Ryme City and ends up meeting Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), who was Harrys former Pokemon partner. Tim is somehow able to understand the Detective, and they reluctantly team up to find Harry and uncover the mystery surrounding his disappearance.