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The much-anticipated live action Pokémon adventure comes to life in POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the adorable but hilarious Detective Pikachu, alongside all your favourite Pokémon characters. To celebrate the release in Irish cinemas on May 10th, Warner Bros. Pictures and Eason want to give you the chance to join the fun at the Irish Family Premiere Screening on May 5th at the ODEON Point Square.
Where? ODEON Point Square
When? Sunday, 5th May
The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time.
Fans everywhere can now experience the iconic Pokémon Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique powers and personality.
“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; as well as Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, and Rita Ora, with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, and Bill Nighy.
The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” was directed by Rob Letterman, from a story by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It was produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter for Legendary Pictures, and Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan for The Pokémon Company. Executive producers were Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, and Koji Ueda.
Letterman’s creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps, editors Mark Sanger and James Thomas, and costume designer Suzie Harman. The music is composed by Henry Jackman. Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company and Framestore.
Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming franchise with over 324 million units sold worldwide; the Pokémon Trading Card games, available in 11 languages with more than 25.7 billion cards shipped; an anime television series in its 22nd season that is available in more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd., a Rob Letterman Film, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” It will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China.
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The competition is open to all residents of the Island of Ireland except employees of the Eason, their families and/or anyone professionally involved or associated with this Competition. One entry per person. No purchase is necessary. The Competition will close on 29/4/2019. There is no refund or exchange on any part of the competition prize. The Promoter will select the winner at random to receive this prize, providing they have adhered to the criteria outlined in the Terms and Conditions and the Promoter’s decision in relation to this selection and all other matters is final. The winners may be required to participate in publicity. The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend this competition for any reason whatsoever. The Promoter and their agents accept no responsibility for difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this competition nor for any direct or indirect loss suffered by any individual arising from this competition or any involvement therewith. This competition and these terms and conditions are governed by Irish law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts. Entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by participating in this competition.
Join Detective Pikachu and become a super-sleuth! Learn the tricks of the trade from the best (and only) Pokemon private eye, Detective Pikachu. Shock and awe your friends with your super sleuthing skills - become a master of disguise, an immense interrogator and a crafty code breaker. Filled with amazing activities, fantastic facts and lots of fill-in fun, this Detective Pikachu Movie Journal gives everyone the chance to transform into a master detective! Detective Pikachu arrives in cinemas May 2019!