As we all know, Ryan Reynolds will be voicing Pikachu in the upcoming live-action Hollywood film, Detective pikachu. Now, images from the movie’s filming finally surface from London. In fact, fans tweeted several images of props, as well as a Pokemon-themed police station.

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As the images suggest, the film’s setting is Ryme City, which also serves as the original game’s fictional setting.
Looks like those actors in blue overalls are going to stand in for CGI Pokemon. This ties in well with what the staff previously announced, which is having the film being motion-capture in nature. Hey, that’s a start at least. Well, the Victini on that Police Shield is a nice touch too!

Hollywood news site, Variety, has revealed that the film will premiere on 10th May 2019.  The report also said that Reynolds will co-star with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s Justice Smith, as well as Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton in the film. They also confirmed that Goosebumps director, Rob Letterman, is directing the film. Shooting will start early next year in London. Here’s how the Hollywood Reporter describes the story:

The story is kicked into gear when Smith’s character’s father is kidnapped, forcing the teen to team up with Pikachu in order to find him. Newton is a sassy journalist who helps them on their quest.

Universal Studios will be handling the film’s distribution outside of Japan, while TOHO will distribute it in Pokemon’s home country.