7 December 2017
Deadpool star, Ryan Reynolds, has landed another major role as he’s been announced by Universal to play Detective Pikachu in the live-action adaption of the video game, Pokemon go.
The Canadian actor will do motion capture and provide the voice for the most hard-boiled of all the Pokémon while Justice Smith plays his human sidekick.
In Detective Pikachu, Justice’s character turns to the pint-sized yellow investigator for help when his father is mysteriously kidnapped. Supernatural’s Kathryn Newton was also recently cast in the film as a sassy journalist who joins the cause.
The movie is being adapted from the popular Nintendo game, Great Detective Pikachu, which is itself a spin-off of the beloved Pokémon gaming and media series.
Goosebumps and Monsters vs. Aliens director, Rob Letterman, is bringing Detective Pikachu to life from a script by the upcoming animated Spider-Man film’s Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer, Nicole Perlman.
Universal hasn’t announced when the movie will be hitting cinemas yet. Reynolds’ busy schedule with Deadpool 2 and an X-Force could be the reason for this.