Movie News: Ken Watanabe Joins Ryan Reynolds in 'Detective Pikachu'; Watch New 'Ready Player One' Video

Movie News: Ken Watanabe Joins Ryan Reynolds in 'Detective Pikachu'; Watch New 'Ready Player One' Video

Jan 22, 2018

Godzilla

Detective Pikachu: Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, above) has joined the cast of Detective Pikachu. Ryan Reynolds will star in the live-action adaptation of the popular Pokemon video game series; his role is said to be "motion-capture in nature." Watanabe will play Detective Yoshida, a character created for the mystery movie. Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton will also star; Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) will direct. [THR]

 

Get Out

Jordan Peele: Actor Jordan Peele, who made an impressive feature directorial debut with Get Out (above), says he will now focus on making films rather than acting: "Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing." Peele appeared alongside Keegan-Michael Key in the hit TV sketch show Key and Peele and in the film Keanu; he's also done extensive voice work on various small-screen series. [CBS Sunday Morning via EW.com]

 

Ready Player One

Ready Player One Video: In a new video, author Ernest Cline talks about the influence of Steven Spielberg on his popular book Ready Player One, while Spielberg talks about Cline and the screen version of the novel, accompanied by previously unseen footage from the movie. It's due out on March 30. [Movieclips]

 

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider TV Spot: Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in a smashing new television spot for Tomb Raider, which breathlessly sets up the story and her character's determination. The action adventure will open in theaters on March 16. [Movieclips]

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