Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Old 12-06-17, 06:50 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Orbi-Wan Techno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,159
Received 58 Likes on 39 Posts
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Pikachu on this...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...r_breakingnews
Old 12-06-17, 06:59 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 40,100
Received 1,295 Likes on 1,012 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

I haven't played Detective Pikachu (and it hasn't even been announced for release in the US anyway), but isn't this like Vin Diesel playing Groot? It's not like Pikachu has much of a vocabulary.

edited to add: Ok, I guess this is like a human trapped in pikachu's body. So weird they're making this movie on a game none of us have even played, featuring characters acting differently than how everyone in the US expects them to act.

Last edited by fujishig; 12-06-17 at 07:40 PM.
Old 12-06-17, 09:26 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 12,342
Received 180 Likes on 138 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Absolute sacrilege.

No one is entitled to play Pikachu except Ikue Otani, who's been doing the role for 20 years now.

Pokémon fans unite to protest this outrage!!!
Old 01-19-18, 05:12 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 33,020
Received 502 Likes on 358 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

JANUARY 19, 2018 12:47pm PT by Borys Kit
Ken Watanabe Joins Ryan Reynolds in Pokemon Movie 'Detective Pikachu' (Exclusive)

Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,' and 'Big Little Lies' actress Kathryn Newton are already cast.

Ken Watanabe is joining Ryan Reynolds in Detective Pikachu, Legendary Entertainment’s live-action Pokemon movie.

In addition to Reynolds, Watanabe — who will slip into a role specifically created for the movie — joins Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the movie based on the gaming franchise.

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting this month in London.

The concept of Pokemon sees players acting as trainers who collect cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon in order to compete in battle tournaments.

Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Detective Pikachu the character is a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.

The story is set into motion when Smith's character's father is kidnapped, forcing the teen to team up with Pikachu in order to find him.

Watanabe will play a character named Detective Yoshida.


Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch wrote the script with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed production polishes.

Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing for Legendary. Joe Caracciolo Jr. and Pokemon’s Tsunekazu Ishihara are executive producing. Legendary’s Alexandra Mendes will co-produce.

Watanabe’s work is well-known at Legendary as he appeared in the company’s Godzilla and the upcoming sequel Godzilla: King of Monsters.

The actor was nominated for an Oscar for his work in the Tom Cruise drama The Last Samurai, appeared in Batman Begins and has a voice role in Wes Anderson’s upcoming Isle of Dogs.

He is repped by WME and ROAR.
Old 01-19-18, 05:15 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Valeyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,800
Received 79 Likes on 47 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Looking forward to the Deadpool/Pikachu mashups.
Old 01-19-18, 05:27 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 40,100
Received 1,295 Likes on 1,012 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

On the bright side, they finally revealed that the game will come out in the US...
Old 01-19-18, 06:55 PM
  #7  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 20,053
Received 166 Likes on 125 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
So weird they're making this movie on a game none of us have even played, featuring characters acting differently than how everyone in the US expects them to act.
Hint: The movie isn't being made for Americans.

Last edited by Mabuse; 01-19-18 at 07:26 PM.
Old 01-19-18, 07:13 PM
  #8  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 22,652
Received 406 Likes on 289 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
Hint: The movie isn't being made for us.
His comment applies to US kids too, if that's what you are trying go for.
Old 01-19-18, 07:15 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21,399
Likes: 0
Received 156 Likes on 108 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
Looking forward to the Deadpool/Pikachu mashups.
Pikachimichanga!
Old 01-19-18, 07:17 PM
  #10  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 46,760
Received 608 Likes on 522 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

isn't this a live-action cartoon character in a game or card series thingy? how could this be a live-action movie? i thought these actors were voice work, but live-action? wth?
Old 01-19-18, 07:26 PM
  #11  
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 20,053
Received 166 Likes on 125 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
His comment applies to US kids too, if that's what you are trying go for.
No, I mean it isn't being made for Americans.
Old 01-19-18, 07:31 PM
  #12  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 22,652
Received 406 Likes on 289 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
isn't this a live-action cartoon character in a game or card series thingy? how could this be a live-action movie? i thought these actors were voice work, but live-action? wth?
Old 01-30-18, 03:38 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 33,020
Received 502 Likes on 358 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

JANUARY 30, 2018 10:33am PT by Mia Galuppo
Ryan Reynolds' 'Detective Pikachu' Adds Bill Nighy, Chris Geere

Bill Nighy and You're the Worst actor Chris Geere are the latest to join Legendary's Detective Pikachu.

Ryan Reynolds will star as the titular Pikachu in the action adventure film that also features Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe.

The story is set into motion when Smith's character's father is kidnapped, forcing the teen to team up with Pikachu and a young journalist (Newton) in order to find him.

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the project, which is due to start shooting this month in London.

Nicole Perlman wrote the script with Letterman, with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed production polishes. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing for Legendary. Joe Caracciolo Jr. and Pokemon’s Tsunekazu Ishihara are executive producing. Legendary’s Alexandra Mendes will co-produce.

Nighy, whose credits include Love Actually and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.

Geere will star in the fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed FXX series, due out this year. He is repped by UTA and Creative Partners.
Still have no clue what this movie is about.
Old 01-30-18, 03:45 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 40,100
Received 1,295 Likes on 1,012 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
No, I mean it isn't being made for Americans.
Who's it being made for? You're not hiring Ryan Reynolds for his voice acting skills for the Asian market, right?
Old 02-01-18, 05:22 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 33,020
Received 502 Likes on 358 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

FEBRUARY 01, 2018 11:46am PT by Borys Kit
Suki Waterhouse Joins Ryan Reynolds in Pokemon Movie 'Detective Pikachu' (Exclusive)

Suki Waterhouse, who stars in Assassination Nation, the movie that set the biggest deal at this year's Sundance Film Festival, has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu, Legendary Entertainment's live-action Pokemon movie.

The movie, currently shooting with Rob Letterman in the director's chair, is shaping up to have one of the more eclectic studio casts of the year. Ryan Reynolds is starring in the movie based on the game franchise, along with Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. Also on board are Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy and Chris Geere.

The concept of Pokemon sees players acting as trainers who collect cute but powerful monsters called Pokemon in order to compete in battle tournaments. Pikachu is a species of Pokemon, while Det. Pikachu stands unique among them, a self-styled investigator who is good at finding things.

The story is set into motion when Smith's character's father is kidnapped, forcing the teen to team up with Pikachu to find him.

Waterhouse's character details are being kept secret.

Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing the movie for Legendary.

Waterhouse's social media-centric thriller Assassination Nation was picked up by Neon and Agbo in a $10 million-plus deal at Sundance. The rising actress has also appeared in Insurgent, The Bad Batch and Starz's period miniseries The White Princess. She is repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group and Untitled Entertainment.
Old 02-02-18, 09:09 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
nando820's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 4,554
Received 21 Likes on 16 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

I want Reynolds to play a Smurf next
Old 07-25-18, 02:08 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Somewhere between Heaven and Hell
Posts: 33,020
Received 502 Likes on 358 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

JULY 25, 2018 8:50am PT by Tatiana Siegel
Ryan Reynolds' 'Detective Pikachu' Moves From Universal to Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

After parting ways in 2013, Legendary and Warner Bros. are back in business.

The Burbank studio is taking over distribution duties on Legendary's upcoming Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu from Universal. In addition, Warners is taking a stake in the film that features Ryan Reynolds as the titular character.

Sources say the move is a precursor to Legendary's moving its distribution deal back to Warners. For months, speculation has swirled around the fate of the the four-year-old Universal-Legendary deal that expires Dec. 31, with the expectation that Universal would not renew the partnership
. Universal declined to comment.

The Universal-Legendary relationship had sputtered over the past year, culminating with Legendary's Dwayne Johnson starrer Skyscraper, which sources say will ultimately be a money loser. Legendary also has put up large chunks of the budget for most of the films in Universal's slate over the past four years, including summer hit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which has earned $1.2 billion to date. Legendary has a stake in BlacKkKlansman, a film from Universal's Focus Features label. That would mark its final film with Universal.

Detective Pikachu is not expected to move from the May 10 date that Universal had carved out.

Since former lawyer Josh Grode took the reins at Legendary in March, he has put his stamp on the studio and last month inked a $1 billion senior secured revolving credit facility led by J.P. Morgan. And one of the first orders of business was locking down a distribution partner. Though other studios are said to be in the hunt, Warners would be something of a natural fit. Legendary and Warner Bros. called it quits after an eight-year marriage in which the company founded by Thomas Tull backed such Warners films as Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel.

Warners' previous arrangement with Legendary allowed it to cherry-pick the movies it financed. As Grode continues talks with Warner Bros. for a deal that would extend beyond Detective Pikachu, it is unclear whether it would resemble the previous Legendary-Warners arrangement.

For its part, Legendary is ramping up under Mary Parent on the film side and Nick Pepper on the TV side and focusing its attention on the studio's Chinese partners like Wanda to maximize distribution opportunities and profitability in the growing Asian market. Though Skyscraper was not embraced domestically, it has earned $49 million so far in China.
Old 11-12-18, 12:45 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 79,190
Received 926 Likes on 643 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

<iframe width="800" height="448" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1roy4o4tqQM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

This actually looks surprisingly decent. Definitely something I would take my kids to.

Last edited by Deftones; 11-12-18 at 12:52 PM.
Old 11-12-18, 12:59 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 22,578
Received 2,010 Likes on 1,330 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

The worst thing about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a movie with a laundry list of bad things, is the leading man in this. I sense good things!
Old 11-12-18, 01:00 PM
  #20  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 71,383
Received 119 Likes on 81 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
No, I mean it isn't being made for Americans.
Old 11-12-18, 01:11 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 18,846
Received 960 Likes on 700 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
No, I mean it isn't being made for Americans.
Pretty sure it is.


Man, my daughter is gonna go bananas over this film, so I guess I'll be seeing this.
Old 11-12-18, 01:36 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Cobra Island
Posts: 16,683
Received 261 Likes on 184 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Wow, looks fun!
Old 11-12-18, 01:37 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 6,129
Received 166 Likes on 117 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

All I hear is DEADPOOL.
Old 11-12-18, 01:43 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 23,632
Received 853 Likes on 698 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

I think it looks like a lot of fun and I’m not even a big Pokémon fan. I’ll be seeing this.
Old 11-12-18, 01:45 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 40,100
Received 1,295 Likes on 1,012 Posts
re: Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith

Yeah this is going to make a bunch of money, premise be damned.

And the game did come out.

Plus I'm 99% sure Ash is still going to see this despite the protests.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.