Ever wondered what Pokemon would look like in real-life? The upcoming Detective Pikachu film might give you a clue.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are bringing a live-action Pokemon film to theatres on 9th May 2019. Not only does the film bring many of the series’ iconic monsters to life, their designs are getting the realism treatment across the board.
Detective Pikachu is a movie based on the spin-off Pokemon title of the same name. Like the game for Nintendo 3DS, this film showcases a life outside from the traditional journey of a Pokemon Trainer. The story will feature a main character named Tim, who teams up with a talking Pikachu to solve crimes.
Pikachu will be voiced by Ryan Reynolds, who also performed motion-capture for the iconic electric Pokemon. Tim is played by Justice Smith, who recently acted in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. As shown the trailer, joining the two will be a human cast the likes of Ken Watanabe and Kathryn Newton.
In terms of the Pokemon seen in the trailer, it looks like the selection takes heavily from Gen 1 Pokemon, which are the first ones to ever be made for the series. Apart from Pikachu, we get to see Charmander, Psyduck, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Jigglypuff, Mr. Mime and Charizard.
If you look hard enough, however, you’ll also catch sight of some newer Pokemon such as Greninja, Emolga, and more. It’s needless to say here that Pokemon fans will be in for a field day trying to spot ’em all once the movie comes out.
Detective Pikachu will screen in theatres on 9th May 2019