Warner Bros. has released a new Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trailer online, and this movie continues to look delightful. Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) directs this adaptation of the popular characters, but I love that he’s infusing the whole film with a serious noir tone. The story, characters, and even cinematography are classic noir, then you throw in some tremendous visual effects to bring these adorable pokemon to life, and you’ve got yourself a movie that is very much my jam.
Justice Smith plays Tim, the son of a famous private eye who’s gone missing. He teams up with Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) to track his father down, and adorable misadventures ensue. This movie will make $1 billion.
Check out the new Detective Pikachu trailer below. The film also stars Ken Watanabe and Kathryn Newton (Blockers) and opens in theaters on May 10th.
Check out the new trailer below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu:
Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as 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 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.
And for more on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, be sure to get caught up with our previously posted write-ups linked below:
- Watch: Ryan Reynolds Goes Method for ‘Detective Pikachu’ in New Video
- Bill Nighy on ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ and His Discovery of ‘Pokemon’
- ‘Detective Pikachu’ Sequel Already in the Works with ’22 Jump Street’ Writer
- The Official Logo for ‘Detective Pikachu’ Is on the Case
- ‘Detective Pikachu’ Begins Production on the WTF Movie of 2019, Starring Ryan Reynolds