With the advancements in the world of CGI and special effects, new projects and ideas are possible every year. In the last few months, audiences have seen remarkable things. Virtual reality MMOs were brought to life by Stephen Spielberg, Josh Brolin threw a moon at Robert Downey Jr., and a bear of very little brain came to life once more. The advance of this technology has been good and bad for the industry, but ultimately gives filmmakers the chance to push boundaries. With Pokémon finding its way back into the popular culture, it is no surprise a movie was in development. Now we can see the first trailer for a truly ridiculous story, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” with Ryan Reynolds voicing the titular Pokémon.
“Pokémon Detective Pikachu” comes from Legendary and Warner Bros. as they attempt to bring the popular game series to life. “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” became a hit game in its own right a few years ago in Japan before making its US debut in March 2018. Now the world of Pokémon come to life with a startling amount of realism. In addition to Reynolds, Justice Smith plays Tim, the young boy that the Detective Pikachu comes to help.
Rob Letterman, best known for “Goosebumps” and “Monsters Vs. Aliens” directs the CGI hybrid. Most importantly, it was written by a strong creative team that includes Nicole Perlman, who co-wrote the very weird “Guardians of the Galaxy” in 2014. Her ability to adapt a weird premise into a feature movie clearly worked before. With much of Reynold’s dialogue sounding like Star-Lord, she could have help craft another big hit.