By Creative Media TimesRyan Reynolds is back, this time as the voice of a world-class detective and exceptionally smart Pikachu in the upcoming science fiction action comedy “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.”
Directed by Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens), the film is based on the 2016 video game Great Detective Pikachu. Justice Smith is also a lead in the film, playing former Pokémon trainer Tim looking for his missing father.
Also released they Warner Bros. is the film’s latest poster, featuring Detective Pikachu and Smith’s character standing on top of a building. You might want to look closely to spot a few Pokémons in it.
Letterman also co-wrote the script with Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly. The film co-stars Kathryn Newton, Omar Chaparro, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.
“Detective Pikachu” is set for release this summer, May 10th.
Here is the film’s synopsis:
“The story begins when ace detective 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.”