Legendary releases the first logo and official title for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu. The Nintendo franchise is coming to the big screen in a new way next year. There have been animated films of the franchise in the past, but this is the first live-action Pokemon film from Legendary. The movie is in the production stage with Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton. Ryan Reynolds will be the voice behind Pikachu, giving the film some star power. Directed by Rob Letterman, the script is penned down by Nicole Perlman (Guardian’s of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Pokemon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara made the announcements regarding Detective Pikachu at the Pokemon World Championships. He confirmed the title of the film, followed by Letterman revealing the first logo of the film. Detective Pikachu will revolve around Smith’s character teaming up with Pikachu to solve a mystery where both will cross paths with detective Yoshida, played by Ken Watanabe. The cast also includes Bill Nighy, Rita Ora, and Suki Waterhouse. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is slated to release on 10 May 2019 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. instead of Universal.