Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Ryan Reynolds is set to catch 'em all as 'Detective Pikachu'

Ryan Reynolds is set to catch 'em all as 'Detective Pikachu'

The actor has officially signed on to play Detective Pikachu in Legendary's new live action film based on the Pokemon franchise.

On Wednesday, Reynolds was officially announced tos star in the live-action movie, entitled "Detective Pikachu".

It also stars Justice Smith, whose on-screen father is kidnapped, forcing him to team up with Pikachu in order to find him.


Detective Pikachu will begin its filming mid-January next year in London and will be directed by Rob Letterman. The character of Detective Pikachu comes from Tomokazu Ohara, and Haruka Utsui, the writers of the 2016 Nintendo 3DS game Great Detective Pikachu. Reynolds' role will reportedly be motion-capture in nature. Meanwhile, Newton is going to play a sassy journalist who gets involved in the adventure.

That honour belongs instead to one Ryan Reynolds. The screenplay will be penned by Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter Nicole Perlman.

THR reports few other details are known about the plot at this time. It launched with a video game and has since been spanned over card games, TV series and animated films. No arson, fraud, assault or murder for Detective Pikachu. Just something to think about while you're watching Deadpool 2 in June.

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