POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu new trailer and poster get real

Here’s the first weird and adorable trailer for POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu

There have been conflicting opinions regarding the new trailer for Detective Pikachu, the first ever live-actionPOKÉMON movie, for many different reasons… Make up your own mind:

And here’s a poster to go with it:

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

The world of Pokémon comes to life! The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

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.

The film also stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Directed by Rob Letterman (GoosebumpsMonsters Vs. Aliens), the POKÉMON Detective Pikachu creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company and Framestore.

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is released on 10 May 2019. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.