Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu, and it looks adorable. Directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps), this marks the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie and stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu. The story kicks into gear when an ace detective named Harry Goodman goes missing, prompting his son Tim (Justice Smith) to try and find out what happened. He’s assisted in his investigation by Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu, and together they piece together clues through the streets of Ryme City.
This movie looks kind of insane and I love it. Letterman did a terrific job toeing the line between family friendly and genuinely fun and compelling with the Goosebumps movie, and he appears to be striking a similar tone with Detective Pikachu. Also, this movie is going to make all the money.
Check out the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu trailer below. The film also stars Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu opens in theaters on May 10, 2019.
Here’s the official synopsis for POKÉMON 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.