Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a 2019 urban fantasy mystery film directed by Rob Letterman.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 released the trailer:
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Destiny.
In the Pokémon universe, Tim Goodman is a 21-year-old insurance appraiser who has given up Pokémon training due to the death of his mother and the absence of his father, Harry. He travels to Ryme City - a metropolis where humans and Pokémon live together as equals - to collect Harry's assets following his apparent death in a car crash. In Harry's apartments, Tim encounters a deerstalker-clad Pikachu that can speak and only he can somehow understand; the pair then escape from an attack by a throng of Aipom under the influence of an "R"-labeled purple gas that Tim accidentally released upon inspection. They take shelter at a café where Pikachu reveals that he is an amnesiac detective who was Harry's police partner, and that they were investigating a case together when Harry disappeared. They look for Lucy Stevens, a fluff columnist and aspiring reporter suspicious of Harry's death, who Tim had previously encountered. She leads Pikachu and Tim to Ryme Wharf and, after interrogating a Mr. Mime there, are directed to an illegal Pokemon fighting arena owned by Sebastian. He demands a rematch with Pikachu, who previously defeated Sebastian's Charizard. However, after Sebastian gives Charizard a dose of the R gas, Tim attempts to save Pikachu during the rematch after it becomes obvious that Pikachu cannot remember how to use his electric powers. Sebastian then mishandles the R gas and accidentally releases it into the stadium, causing havoc. Sebastian tells Tim that he got the R gas from "the doctor".
Principal photography began on January 15, 2018, in London, England and Denver, Colorado.
The film Pokémon Detective Pikachu was scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019 (Japan), on May 9, 2019 (Germany) and on May 10, 2019 (United States, England) by Warner Bros. Pictures (Worldwide), Toho (Japan), Legendary Pictures, ACME, Alexandra Films, Blitz, CJ CGV Viet Nam, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), InterCom, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, Tanweer Alliances, Toho-Towa, Warner Bros. F.E., Legendary East, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 104 minutes. With a budget of $150 million, the film grossed over $431.6 million.
The film had received a "PG" rating.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu got high rating from critics.
Official website: warnerbros.com/movies/pokemon-detective-pikachu
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