Yes, it’s true, the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, titled “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” is set to hit theathers in 2019. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, and showcases a variety of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality. “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,” according to the synopsis. Read more for a trailer reaction video and additional information.
“The creators have gone for a ‘realistic’ look for Pokémon, and you’re probably going to find it either very appropriate or decidedly weird. The movie does show some promise. Ryan Reynolds seems well-suited as Detective Pikachu, keeping that gruff, cynical (but family-friendly) tone from the game,” reports Engadget.