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Live-action film ‘Detective Pikachu’ gets release date

/ 11:00 PM December 13, 2017

Image: Nintendo/YouTube LLC via AFP Relaxnews

The Rob Letterman-helmed film will debut on May 10, 2019, reports Deadline.

Legendary Entertainment’s live-action project, based on an adventure video game spinoff of the Pokémon franchise, where players solve mysteries along with the talking Pikachu character, stars Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”).

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Reynolds will provide voice as well as motion-capture work for the titular character, who sports a Sherlock Holmes-inspired deerstalker hat. The cast also includes Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) and Kathryn Newton (“Big Little Lies”).

Rob Letterman will direct “Detective Pikachu”, based on a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. JB

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