A synopsis for the upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu film is here, and it teases “a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery” of detective Harry Goodman’s disappearance.
The synopsis, which comes from Super Bro Movies, teases the disappearance of Harry Goodman, protagonist Tim’s father, as the inciting event that will bring Tim together with Detective Pikachu. Together, the two will “uncover a shocking plot” that threatens “the whole Pokémon universe.”
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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.
Detective Pikachu is based on the 2016 Japanese adventure game of the same name. The game revolves around a talking, sentient Pikachu masquerading as a police detective. Together with Pokemon trainer Tim Goodman (played in the film by Justice Smith), Detective Pikachu sets out to solve the disappearance of Tim’s father, as well as a string of other mysteries.
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Directed by Shark Tale‘s Rob Letterman, Detective Pikachu stars Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe, with Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu. It hits theaters on May 10, 2019.