If you're already tired of hearing about the upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog movie, then why not grab your closest marker pen and start drawing some dots on your face, in an attempt to transform yourself into Detective Pikachu.
In his latest YouTube upload, Ryan Reynolds – the voice of Detective Pikachu – has revealed how he gets ready to play as the electric rodent on a regular basis. All that's required is a black stencil and Oscar-winning visual effects company Escape Velocity Content to render the final product with multi-million dollar technology.
See for yourself below:
Even though he admittedly didn't know much about Pokémon when he was first approached for the role, it's evident from all this marketing just how eager Reynolds is to ensure this movie is as successful as possible. If you want to see more Detective Pikachu promotional trailers, be sure to check out the actor's official YouTube channel for another five clips.
The movie is due out in the US and UK on 10th May. You can also read some early impressions from the Tokyo press screening in our previous post.
Director / DP Bryan Rowland
Producer Alec Eskander
Production Company: Escape Velocity Content
ABOUT ESCAPE VELOCITY CONTENT
Founded in 2016 by award-winning producer Alec Eskander, Escape Velocity Content (EVC) is a full-service film, commercial, digital and content production company based in Southern California. Recent projects include working alongside Aviation Gin, Mazda, RAM, 22squared, Publix, and AdventHealth. The company also specializes in post-production services including: in house and partnered editors, colorists, VFX teams, artists, and animators. EVC’s robust roster of talented and visionary directors have taken dozens of projects from start to finish in all aspects of creative execution, over the years. EVC takes pride in providing the highest level of modern filmmaking and digital content creation, with an end goal to go beyond the client and viewer’s visual and narrative expectations, every single time.
Will you be heading to your local cinema to see this movie? Tell us below.
Two easy steps.
Dang that was easy
I remember back in 2012 when the detective Pikachu Game was just a tech demo for insiders at nintendo to experiment with. This face tracking was the first thing they worked on.
It's never as easy as the video tutorial makes it seem
Looking forward to the movie!
I freaking love Ryan Reynolds.
You can see his love for his profession.
He is such a nut, I love it.
The warts and moles of the CG industry.
So I did step one..... damn I should have watched the whole video first
I remember seeing him in silly movies back in the day and was thinking to myself "why isn't this guy an A lister? he's got it all." years, later he made it and I'm so happy for him, coming from a guy who hates hollywood and actors in general
The film is probably filled with it.
All these lies are starting to annoy me and I can't believe NintendoLife is helping to spread them.
Stop hiding it Ryan!
We all know you can actually transform into a Pikachu!
There is no multimillion dollars technology involved here!!!
@BakaKnight You're not far from truth since, apparently, Pikachu transforms into Ryan Reynolds in the movie.
@Preposterous Did you seriously just told me a rumour-spoiler at less then a week from the movie release?! O_O;;;
I just wanted to make a joke, no need to ruin the movie for me...
@BakaKnight I don't know. But I do know that in order to not get spoiled, you should stay away from thematic sites. Worked like a charm for me with Endgame.
@SonOfVon Buying The Cow, Van Wilder. Good times
Tracking technology got a heck-load faster and better over the past two decades.
Where does Ryan Reynolds end and Deadpool begin?
Didn't realise Pikachu's face was motion capture in this film, that's interesting.
Hey paramount pictures.....
This is how you carefully transition video game characters to live action film. With modern technology and skilled artists.
Now let's see that new sonic redesign. The existing one is almost laughable in comparison to pikachu. The disparity between talent is enormous between these 2 projects.
The Pokemon designs are fantastic and look exactly like we would expect them to and the art style meshes well with live action. The sonic trailer on the other hand.....looked like a high school project made in blender/after effects.
The furless Pikachu was pretty scary.
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