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12:00 AM, May 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 17, 2019

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the silver screen like never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The first ever live-action Pokémon adventure, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, is directed by  Rob Letterman, who co-wrote the screenplay with Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and Derek Connolly, from a story by Hernandez, Samit and Nicole Perlman. Based on the Pokémon franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri and the 2016 video game, Detective Pikachu, the film is produced by Warner Bros Pictures, Legendary Pictures and The Pokémon Company, in association with Toho Co Ltd in a joint venture production. It stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice and facial motion capture of the titular character, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy in major roles. The story revolves around Tim Goodman, a former Pokémon trainer looking for his missing father. He is also Detective Pikachu’s partner and the only person capable of hearing him speak. The film releases at Star Cineplex today.


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