Anime Right News (ARN) – Detective Pikachu is a live-action Pokemon movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu. The movie comes to theatres on May 9, 2019.
Omar Chaparro joins the star-studded cast of Legendary's Detective Pikachu movie. (Deadline Hollywood) Also on the cast is Justice Smith, who plays Pikachu's teenage partner, Kathryn Newton, who plays a "sassy journalist," and Ken Wanatabe, who will play Detective Yoshida. Bill Nighy, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse and Rita Ora round out the recognizable names for the movie's cast. Rob Letterman, who directed Gulliver's Travels, Shark Tales, and Goosebumps, will be directing the movie. The script was written by Gravity Falls writer, Alex Hirsch, and Guardians of the Galaxy writer Nicole Perlman.
The movie is loosely based on the Nintendo 3DS Detective Pikachu game which was released in 2016.
Front Row, a Japanese website, posted these photos recently from the Detective Pikachu Movie set.
Legendary Entertainment, as of July 2016, holds the rights to the Pokemon Movie Franchise.