The film will be directed by Rob Letterman, who previously directed the honestly-pretty-good Goosebumps movie. When his father goes missing, Smith's character teams up with the Pokémon investigator to find him.
Filming on the project is expected to start soon. The Detective Pikachu video game was never brought outside of Japan, so it will be interesting to see if Nintendo and The Pokémon Company decide to translate the game with the film's new star. This actor is none other than Ryan Reynolds most made famous for being Deadpool. Players usually act as trainers, who must collect the Pokemon creatures and use them to do battle. It's unclear if Reynolds will also lend his voice to the character, which could prove to be a bit controversial considering how fans reacted to the first time Pikachu spoke in a movie.
Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy co-screenwriter Nicole Perlman wrote the current script for Detective Pikachu. Reynolds, however, is set to return as the trash-talking superhero in "Deadpool 2", expected to be released on June 1 next year. Let us know in the comments!