Reynolds joins Justice Smith, who will be seen in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the movie, titled Detective Pikachu, based on the gaming franchise. This marks a huge get for Legendary in terms of star power, and audiences are already familiar with just hearing Reynolds' voice thanks to his role as Deadpool. Smith's character's father disappears and triggers an investigation, which launches all the characters on a search.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, and the report went on to explain that Detective Pikachu is no ordinary Pikachu. Shooting for the project is geared to start around mid-January, with Rob Letterman of Goosebumps fame directing and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) penning the script. The specific Detective Pikachu character is a peculiar and distinct member of the Pikachu breed with a special ability to find things. Newton will reportedly play a journalist while Reynolds' Pikachu will offer his help along the way. Universal Pictures will be distributing the film in regions outside of Japan, where long-time Pokemon film collaborator Toho will handle distribution duties.
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