A new trailer has been released for Detective Pikachu, featuring the titular Pokémon giving Psyduck a foot massage, amongst other scenes.
The trailer comes a day after the world got its first look at another video game adaptation in Sonic The Hedgehog.
The movie adapts the game of the same name and is a spin-off from the Pokemon franchise.
The official description from Warner Bros is as follows, “The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, ‘POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’ stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.
Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.
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 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 characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.”
Along with Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds, Detective Pikachu also stars Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida and Kathryn Newton as junior reporter Lucy. The movie will also be directed by Rob Letterman, known for directing Goosebumps and Monsters Vs. Aliens.
Check out the previous trailer here.
Detective Pikachu is expected to release on 10th May.
By HW Reynolds
Images provided by Nintendo/Warner Bros