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    POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Trailer 1 courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.

    Source: Warner Bros. Pictures #DetectivePikachuMovie Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU.

    Advance poster courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. © 2018 Pokémon. © 1997-2018 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK, TV Tokyo, ShoPro, JR Kikaku. TM, ® Nintendo.

    Directed by Rob Letterman (GOOSEBUMPS, MONSTERS VS ALIENS), the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure stars Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon -- one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. The movie also stars Justice Smith (JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (LADY BIRD, TV’s BIG LITTLE LIES) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, THE LAST SAMURAI) as Lt. Yoshida. POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019. The film will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.


    About Warner Bros. Pictures

    Warner Bros. Pictures has been at the forefront of the motion picture industry since its inception and continues to be a leading creative force in the industry. Warner Bros. Pictures produces and distributes a wide-ranging slate of some 18-22 films each year, employing a business paradigm that mitigates risk while maximizing productivity and capital. Warner Bros. Pictures either fully finances or co-finances the films it produces and maintains worldwide distribution rights. It further monetizes its distribution and marketing operations by distributing films that are totally financed and produced by others. Current multi-faceted co-financing joint ventures include those with Village Roadshow Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Warner Bros. Pictures also has a distribution, co-financing deal with Alcon Entertainment.

    About Legendary Entertainment

    Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world`s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit legendary.com.

    About The Pokémon Company

    The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996, and today is one of the most popular children`s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit pokemon.com.

    About Toho

    Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.


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