After making you ROFL with R-rated Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds is back to offer his comic timing as everyone’s favourite yellow Pokemon Pikachu in the brand new trailer for the live-action movie Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.This is the first time fans of the game turned animation series, turned movie will get to see what a world looks like when Pokemon co-habit the world with humans.
The 2.21-minutes-long trailer introduces 21-year-old Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) whose father, Harry Goodman (Paul Kitson), an ace private eye has gone missing. He lives in Ryme City where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world.
Tim meets Harry’s aid and former Pokemon partner Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) who will help him solve this ultimate mystery. The catch is, only Tim can understand what this wise-cracking, fluffy, and extremely electric (get it?) supersleuth has to say. For everyone else, it’s that adorable, eternal catchphrase Pika Pika.On the path to unravelling this mystery, we meet the live-action version of all of the fan-favourite Pokemon including, Charizard, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Psyduck, and Dodrio. While Mr Mime has a special encounter with Tim and Pikachu, for some reason a gang of Greninjas seems to be coming after this unlikely pair.
Apart from Smith, Reynolds, and Kitson, the new movie also stars Kathryn Newton as junior reporter Lucy, and Ken Watanabe as Lt. Yoshida. Karan Soni, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Chris Geere, Rita Ora, and Omar Chaparro make up rest of the cast.Directed by Rob Letterman, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is set to release on May 10, 2019
British-Indian actor Dev Patel is set to take up direction with revenge thriller Monkey Man.
According to the source, the Lion star will also act in the film, which is being presented to buyers at this year’s American Film Market.The plot of the film revolves around the Kid (Patel), who emerges from prison to fight off a world marred by “corporate greed and eroding spiritual values”.
Set in modern-day India, the movie will also be layered in mythology.Other plot details are sparse when the project was announced.Patel co-wrote the script with Paul Angunawela and John Collee.Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is producing, along with Joe Thomas, Samarth Sahni from Xeitgeist and Patel.
It fame Chung-hoon Chung is attached as director of photography.
Production is set to start in spring of 2019 in Mumbai.
Patel will next be seen in The Personal History of David Copperfield and Hotel Mumbai.
The Crown star Vanessa Kirby is playing the sister of actor Jason Statham in the upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw.The revelation was made by actor Dwayne Johnson who shared a photo of his with Kirby from the film’s set on Instagram.
“Building out our ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise step by step. In our spin-off, ‘HOBBS & SHAW’, I have a nice new friend. Meet ‘Hattie Shaw’ played by my homegirl, @vanessa__kirby. Hattie loves the following/Longs walks on the beach. Being a bad ass MI6 Operative. Drinking tequila with Hobbs. And not in that order,” he wrote.
“Hattie also happens to be the sister of Deckard Shaw, who’s played by @jasonstatham. It tortures him that his sister Hattie is kickin’ it with Hobbs. His pain makes me very happy. But what makes me happier is welcoming this crazy talented actress and cool chick to our movie. Havin’ a blast together. Building out the franchise step by step,” he added.The film, being directed by Deadpool 2 helmer David Leitch, also features actor Idris Elba as the villainous Brixton.
Hobbs & Shaw releases on July 26 next year.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s “The Grinch” will release in India on November 8, a day after Diwali.
Illumination and Universal’s animated feature is based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The original children’s book tells the tale of the titular grouch who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of his neighbouring village of Who-ville.Directed by Scott Mosier and Yorrow Cheney, the film will be released in India by Universal Pictures International India, read a statement.
Cumberbatch has voiced the iconic character of Grinch. Actors Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely and Angela Lansbury are amongst the others who have lent their voice for the film. It is produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.”The Grinch” tells the story of a cynical grump who lived a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with his loyal dog, Max. Each year at Christmas his neighbours in Who-ville disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations.
When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realises there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. Grinch then goes on a mission to steal Christmas.
The standalone movie around the superhero character Flash has been pushed back to 2021, due to Ezra Millers involvement with the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.
According to sources, Warner Bros. has pushed back the start of filming on the studio’s still untitled standalone Flash film. The film never received a formal greenlight nor did it have a set release date, but it had been expected to begin shooting in March.
However, a script is still being tweaked and the studio officials think that it won’t have enough time to get the script in shape in order for the film to make its original start date. Miller, who will play the role of Flash, also has a key supporting role in “Fantastic Beasts” — the “Harry Potter” spin-off series. The third film in the franchise begins shooting in July.
The standalone Flash film is now expected to commence production in late 2019. That means the superhero adventure won’t release until sometime in 2021.