Ryan Reynolds gets a little obsessive in a 'Detective Pikachu' featurette
Now and then, a performance comes along that is so incredible powerful, it transcends acting as a craft. Such is clearly the case with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary‘s upcoming live action Pokemon adventure, “Detective Pikachu,” as leading man Ryan Reynolds proves in a newly released featurette that you can watch in the player below.
The “Detective Pikachu” 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, the titular Detective Pikachu. He’s 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” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.
Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps”), the “Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).
“Pokemon Detective Pikachu” hits theaters May 10, 2019.