And the nostalgia obsession continues. A worldwide phenomena for much of the past two decades, Pokémon and more importantly Pikachu have captured the imagination of gamers both young and old. As Hollywood continues to recreate some of pop-culture’s most celebrated icons, the yellow Japanese character and the rest of the squad have been reimagined into a live-action film.
First talked about in early 2018, the film has been a long time coming and after we received a first look in November, Warner Bros has release a second trailer, providing an in-depth teaser. Voiced by the one and only Ryan Reynolds with the lead fronted by Justice Smith, the all-star cast will appear on the big screen from May 9.
According to the synopsis:
“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 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.”
Directed by Rob Letterman as well as a crew of award winning film makers, the hype is well and truly building just as it did for 2016 craze Pokémon GO. Watch the trailer below.