Henry Jackman has been tapped to score the live-action adaptation of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. The film is directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) and stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the title character, alongside Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere, Rita Ora and Suki Waterhouse. The movie is based on the Pokémon franchise and follows a teen who teams with Pikachu in order to find his missing father. Letterman also co-wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel). Mary Parent (Pacific Rim, The Revenant, Godzilla) and Cale Boyter (Pacific Rim: Uprising) are producing the Legendary Entertainment production. Jackman has previously collaborated with Letterman on 2010’s Gulliver’s Travels and 2009’s Monsters vs. Aliens. The composer has also scored the Parent-produced Kong: Skull Island for Legendary. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is set to be released on May 14, 2019 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier & Civil War, X-Men: First Class, Big Hero 6, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) also has Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet coming up. The composer has also recently scored Shane Black’s The Predator, which is now playing in theaters and Edward Zwick’s Trial by Fire, which premiered at this year’s Telluride Film Festival and is currently awaiting a distribution deal.

  1. Composerfan1 says:

    interesting choice. I´m not really that excited for a pokemon live action movie but at least the music will be solid.

  2. Lucas Wilson says:

    I’m not ashamed to say that Jackman is a guilty pleasure of mine. Love a lot of his work