Justice Smith, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse and Bill Nighy also star

Ken Watanabe is starring alongside Ryan Reynolds in the live-action film Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

As reported by Polygon, the trailer for the live-action film Pokémon Detective Pikachu dropped yesterday, featuring a rather hairy Pikachu.

Bringing Pokémon to the real world, the film is based upon the Nintendo 3DS game of the same title. Instead of battling against each other, the Pokémon are used to solve crimes.

Despite its bizarre aesthetic and premise, the film actually boasts a strong roster of actors including Ken Watanabe, Ryan Reynolds and Jurassic Kingdom: Fallen World‘s Justice Smith.

In the trailer, main character Tim (Justice Smith) is searching for his missing father before encountering a Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) that only he can understand. With the help of other Pokémon and Detective Yoshida (Ken Watanabe), Tim embarks on a mission to find his father.

Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse and Bill Nighy also star in the film, which is the first ever live-action Pokémon feature.

Detective Pikachu will be released to cinemas on 9 May 2019.

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