2019 saw one of the biggest hits of the current period where video game adaptations really seem to work: ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’, which mixes a good mix of good jokes and solid effects, not to mention a great cast led by snark-sound work. which is amazing from Ryan Reynolds as the main character. Produced by Legendary, released by Warner Bros. under a company agreement.
A sequel to the film appears to be in development as it made over $430 million at the worldwide box office and has now locked in a director.
Jonathan Krisel, who co-created, co-wrote and directed most of the ‘Portlandia’ TV series, is now onboard, with Chris Galletta of ‘The Kings of Summer’ penning the script.
The big question mark hanging here is whether Reynolds will be back, although you have to think that everyone involved will want him back.
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How is the story of ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’?
The 2019 film stars Justice Smith as Tim Goodman, son of ace detective Harry. When Harry mysteriously disappears, Tim enlists the help of Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu. The fluffy little creature is a smart and adorable super cute detective who is confusing even to himself.
Discovering that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with each other, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Pursuing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme city –– a sprawling modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon coexist in a hyper-realistic, live-action world –– they meet various Pokémon characters and uncover new things. startling. a plot that could destroy this peaceful coexistence and threaten the entire Pokémon universe.
Who is the new director, Jonathan Krisel?
Apart from Portlandia, Krisel’s credits include co-creating TV series such as ‘Baskets’ and ‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’. He also wrote for ‘Saturday Night Live’ and composed for ‘Funny or Die Presents…’
On the film front, he has been an editor and writer on several projects, including ‘The Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’ and is reportedly making his directorial debut with ‘Sesame Street’, which is listed on IMDb as post-production, although apparently in limbo.
The film tells what happens when Big Bird and his friends on Sesame Street are mysteriously kicked out of their neighborhood, finding themselves in Manhattan. They team up with plucky historical host Sally Hawthorne (Anne Hathaway) who is on a quest to save her show and prove that Sesame Street really exists, against the odds created by the “evil” Mayor, with his own reasons to keep Sesame Street alive. hidden from the world.
There has been no clarification on when this will be shot––assuming not yet.
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