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.