23 years after its first launch, the Pokemon franchise is set for the live-action movie treatment next year courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment with the arrival of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.
So far, details on the project are scarce, save for the fact that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is lending his voice to Detective Pikachu, and teaming up with Justice Smith’s Tim Goodman as the latter searches for his father.
Well, thanks to SuperBroMovies, we’ve now got an alleged synopsis for the movie, which offers some further insight into the plot:
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. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu become reluctant partners 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 in partnership 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.
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Detective Pikachu sees Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2) starring in the title role alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Suki Waterhouse (The Bad Batch), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Bill Nighy (The Limehouse Golem), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Freed) and Chris Geere (Modern Family). It is set for release on May 10th 2019.