Watch Live Action Pokemon In Detective Pikachu TrailerReported on Monday, November 12th 2018
I CHOOSE YOU ... the first live action Pokemon trailer! Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official trailer for Detective Pikachu, starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Nintendo's electric mascot.
Based on the video game of the same name, the story follows of a Pikachu who partners up with Tim Goodman (Justice Smith from Jurassic Park: Fallen Kindgom) to uncover the mystery of his father's disappearance. The oddball, Pikachu can talk, ie. human talk to Tim and Tim alone, whereas everyone hears the traditional "Pika pika".
Director Rob Letterman briefly discussed the film back in August. The hot topic was how the Pokemon would look in live action. Letterman had mentioned they were aiming for a Rocket Raccoon type of realism. Based on the footage below, it's quite surprising to see the CG characters are a literal adaptation from original designs, coated with realistic eyes and textures.
Warner Bros. describes the film as:
"The story begins when ace private eye 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."
Detective Pikachu and the world of Pokemon emerge from the Pokeball and into the real world on May 10th 2019.
Who's your favorite Pokemon and does it appear in the teaser?