Take A Peek At The New Pikachu Movie


Grahm Gruppi, Entertainment Editor

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is an upcoming 2019 science fiction action comedy mystery film directed by Rob Letterman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly. Based on the 2016 video game Detective Pikachu, the film is a Japanese-American joint venture produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company. This is the first live action movie involving a Pokémon, and represents a different community separate from the games and animated series. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice and facial motion capture of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, Kathryn Newton as Lucy, Omar Chaparro as Sebastian, Ken Watanabe as detective Yoshiba, and Bill Nighy in live-action roles. It is scheduled to be released May 3rd, 2019 in Japan and May 10th, 2019 in the United States. This film is projected to gross up to $90 million domestically in the US and Canada. With many fans of the Pokémon series still engrossed in the fantasy world it has created, there is no doubt that the movie theaters will receive waves of dedicated viewers when the movie finally releases.