The new installment for the Pokémon movie franchise is in full effect as the synopsis for the Ryan Reynolds film has been revealed.
According to Super Bro Movies, the film will take place in Ryme City, with the Deapool star voicing Detective Pikachu itself and Justice Smith (The Get Down) as Tim. Below is the full synopsis:
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 become reluctant partners 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 in partnership 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’s description of a “hyper-realistic-live-action world” has Super Bro Movies believing that it could take the CGI approach of Guardians of the Galaxy, with characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot being made post production. .
Detective Pikachu, the video game that serves as inspiration for the upcoming film, was released for the Nintendo 3DS on March 23, 2018 and was received with mostly positive reviews. It currently scores a 70% on Metacritic.
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