The world of Pokémon is expanding next summer with the theatrical release of the first live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. A new teaser trailer gives fans an early glimpse of the eagerly anticipated film, showing how humans and Pokémon interact in Ryme City and offering the first opportunity to hear Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu. Also starring Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu aims to deliver a big-screen Pokémon adventure unlike any we’ve seen before. It is slated to hit theaters on May 11, 2019.
Scenes for the upcoming movie were filmed in the Scottish Highlands. The debut trailer for the Pokémon movie includes scenes shot in Glen Affric. Local Highland councilor Margaret Davidson said the crew were “good neighbours” during the filming. “They were good users of the landscape and they got on well with the people in the area, even leaving a little bit of money for local projects,” she said. Davidson, who is also leader of Highland Council, added: “We will have to wait and see what impact the Pokémon movie has on the Highlands. “But through the years some other films, and television programmes, have left a lasting legacy. Plockton is still remembered for Hamish Macbeth, and Glenfinnan for Harry Potter.”