Trailer

A new 'Detective Pikachu' trailer reveals a wonderful world of Pokemon

A new look at Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary‘s “Detective Pikachu” has arrived online via star Ryan Reynolds. Posted to his YouTube channel is the below trailer, offering a surprisingly emotional glimpse at the Pokemon world, set to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.

When ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, his 21-year-old son Tim is prompted 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”).

“Detective Pikachu” hits the big screen May 10.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.