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POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU Promises to Make Humans and Pokemon Co-Exist Realistically in the Film

In the globally beloved franchise that is Pokémon, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu” presents a fresh and intriguing perspective into the franchise. The film promises to be designed with a fans-first commitment and a plethora of easter eggs. But the biggest challenge is that the movie realizes Pikachu and the other Pokémons as never before seen or experience - living and breathing in a three-dimensional perspective and each with its unique characteristics, complexities and battle-ready powers, wholly integrated in a live-action world.

Director Rob Letterman acknowledges, “There’s a wonderful legacy of Pokémon anime and core video games, which we all know and love, but if we were going to make a new Pokémon movie, we wanted to give it its own place and a special reason for being. We wanted to be sure it was true to the spirit of Pokémon and that it followed those rules so those in the know would appreciate it, and also open the door for a broader audience who may be entering this domain for the first time. It’s an exciting concept creatively and a logical progression. It’s like they’re alive". To that end, the director opted for the quality and texture of a 35mm film stock and used practical locations as much as possible so that the environments looked and felt authentic.


Scrupulously detailed to their proper sizes, shapes and attributes, Detective Pikachu and his fellow Pokémon interact with their human partners in the one-and-only Ryme City — a community built on the groundbreaking precept of “harmony between humans and Pokémon”. There, just as the marriage of Pokémon and live-action is both striking and seamless.

Another hot topic is the selection of Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu's voice but the director admits that its weird but works at the same time. “There’s something inherently fun about that big personality and Ryan’s voice coming from this tiny, incredibly cute creature. It seems like a disconnect, but it’s completely natural,” the director offers.

Are you excited for "POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu”? In Philippine cinemas May 9, 2019, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. Use the hashtags #DetectivePikachu and #PikaPika

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