Video Explains DETECTIVE PIKACHU Story in 60 Seconds

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The trailer for Detective Pikachu took the world by storm. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was surprised myself. If you are getting excited for the film, but don’t know anything about the original story that it will be based off of, you may want to check out this video from LORE.

We don’t know how close to this premise the movie will actually be, but this is a great way for new fans to learn more. Also, the video is voiced by Kaiji Tang who voices Detective Pikachu in the game.

The cast for the film includes Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) as Pikachu, Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies), Ken Watanabe (Inception), Suki Waterhouse (Revenge), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Freed) and Bill Nighy (Gideon’s Daughter). Here’s the synopsis:

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (pokemon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

The story of Detective Pikachu centers around Smith’s character’s father getting kidnapped. He teams up with Pikachu (Reynolds) to help find him. Newton plays a journalist who helps them on their quest. Ken Watanabe will play a new character created for the film called Detective Yoshida.

Detective Pikachu is being directed by Goosebumps director Rob Letterman from a script that is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Detective Pikachu will be the first film in a planned franchise centering on the character.

Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th, 2019.

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