Ryan Reynolds Will Play Pikachu in LiveAction Pokémon Movie Seriously

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Ryan Reynolds is a huge star these days thanks to starring in the wildly popular Deadpool movie. He’s now going to play another iconic nerd culture character, but it’s not someone (or something) you would expect. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Reynolds will play Pikachu in the upcoming live-action Pokémon movie.Specifically, Reynolds will play Detective Pikachu. For those who don’t know, Detective Pikachu is an odd Pokémon who has the ability to speak. He isn’t nearly as powerful as other Pikachu or Pokémon, but he makes up for that with his brilliance. Along with human friend Tim Goodman, Detective Pikachu uses his smarts to solve all manner of crimes. A Detective Pikachu game was released in Japan this past February. So far, there is no word on whether or not the game will release outside of Japan.Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Justice Smith will play Pikachu’s friend (presumably Tim Goodman). Smith’s character’s father is kidnapped, which forces the teenager to team up with the talking Pokémon to find him. Along the way, the pair meet a reporter played by Kathryn Newton who decides to help them.AdChoices广告Few details about the project have been released. We do know Reynold’s role is motion-capture in nature. Since Detective Pikachu can speak, Reynolds may also give voice to the creature. It seems like a waste of time to hire such a big-name Hollywood actor just for motion capture. Hopefully, folks won’t freak out when they hear Pikachu speak in this movie as they did during a screening of Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!The Detective Pikachu film is being directed by Rob Letterman. Alex Hirsch and Nicole Perlman wrote the latest draft of the script. Universal Pictures is handling distribution outside of Japan, while Toho is handling Japanese distribution.center_img ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Is a Live-Action Pokemon Fever D…Believe in Yourselfie With Wade Wilson and Marvel’s Immersive Pop-up last_img read more

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Watch This Artist Transformed Trash Into Robotic Sea Creatures

first_imgStay on target New Zealand’s Giant Hand Sculpture Is the Stuff of Nightmares’Hidden’ Angel and Christ Found Beneath Leonardo da Vinci Painting Plastic waste is polluting oceans worldwide, harming marine life and underwater habitats. But one artist is transforming trash, including plastic bags, computer parts, and old toys, into beautiful, “living” sea creatures.Shih Chieh Huang is known for his immersive installations that use light, sound, and electronic machinery. His new one-man exhibition at New York City’s Ronald Feldman Gallery showcases motorized sculptures, in the form of delicate tentacles fabricated from plastic bags, that light up and change colors as they inflate and deflate, seemingly to take on a life of their own.Computer cooling fans generate the movement of the sculptures, while the circuit breaker that controls the movement can also be seen on display.“Creatures” comprised of medical tubing with glowing liquid are strung around the gallery between the columns among other kinetic works that are attached to the walls.“The highly orchestrated rhythmic inflation and deflation of the multiple plastic appendages — simultaneously rising, falling, expanding, and contracting — create a meditative breathing room,” according to the Feldman Gallery.Shih Chieh Huang, VT-36, 2017 (Photo Credit: Megan Paetzhold / Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York)In an interview with the Creators Project in 2014, Huang said the oceanic theme of his work was inspired by deep-sea life. “I was inspired by the creatures found in the deep ocean and the life forms that live around the region where light can no longer reach called ‘The Twilight Zone,’” he said. “It’s a very cool place, [with] many strange things.”Incubate by Shih Chieh Huang is on view at Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City through April 13, 2019.More on Geek.com:AI Can Now Recreate Famous Paintings With a 3D PrinterMeow Wolf: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Saved a Day-Glo New Mexico Art SpaceGoogle Transformed Cloud Storage Traffic Into Cool Data Artlast_img read more

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