Check Out The Official Logo For DETECTIVE PIKACHU
Legendary Pictures has released the official logo for their upcoming live-action/animated hybrid film Detective Pikachu.
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).
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.
The movie 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. The story for the game that the movie is based on is described as follows:
The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind, is rather intelligent and claims to be a great detective. One day, Pikachu encounters a boy named Tim Goodman, who is able to understand what he is saying. Thus, the two begin working together to solve various mysteries revolving around Pokémon in the city.