- 24 Apr 19
The much-anticipated live action Pokémon adventure comes to life in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the adorable but hilarious Detective Pikachu, alongside all your favourite Pokémon characters.
To celebrate the release in Irish cinemas on May 10th, Warner Bros. Pictures and Hot Press want to give you the chance to win tickets at a Special Preview Screening on May 8th at the Light House Cinema.
The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand - one of the world's most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time.
Fans everywhere can now experience the iconic Pokémon Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique powers and personality.
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu also stars Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; as well as Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, and Rita Ora, with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.
The story begins when ace detective 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 hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces 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 side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world - they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming franchise with over 324 million units sold worldwide; the Pokémon Trading Card games, available in 11 languages with more than 25.7 billion cards shipped; an anime television series in it's 22nd season that is available in more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd, A Rob Letterman Film, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. It will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.
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POKÉMON Detective Pikachu (Cert PG), arrives in Irish cinemas on May 10th.
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