A new fan made video creates a crossover between Detective Pikachu and True Detective, and it is pure nightmare fuel. Detective Pikachu will be the first ever live-action Pokémon movie, featuring the fan favorite electric pocket monster. True Detective, on the other hand, is the hit HBO series that stands as an anthology crime drama.
Each season of True Detective focuses on a different story and a different set of characters, but when the show premiered in 2014, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were the leads chosen for the show. Detective Pikachu also has a big star attached to the project, with Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu. As mentioned above, Detective Pikachu will be a live-action movie, but also feature CGI Pokémon characters. Longtime fans of Pokémon seem to be pretty happy with look of the CGI characters in Detective Pikachu, but this fan made video went in a different, terrifying route.
Sam & Bill Comedy posted their video to YouTube which mashes together the storyline from True Detective season 1 with characters from the Pokémon universe. In the video, Pikachu is supposed to be McConaughey's character Rust Cohle, while Ash Ketchum takes the spot of Harrelson's Marty Hart. The video features multiple Pokémon characters like Team Rocket's James, Misty, and Officer Jenny, while also including a handful of Pokémon like Wartortle, Vulpix, and Meowth. The Pokémon references don't stop there either, with the trailer ending on the iconic line, "We gotta catch 'em all". The full video can be seen below.
While the characters are only from the Pokémon universe, the video is still pulling elements from True Detective as well. For starters, Tommy Kang, who plays Pikachu, has a very realistic McConaughey impression. Also, the way the video is put together is made to resemble the cinematography and visual effects of True Detective. The video even ends with credits that closely resemble the style of True Detective's intro.
Many YouTubers who make trailer mashups usually just combine audio and video from two different movies, much like somebody did with that Detective Deadpool parody trailer. These guys, however, went above and beyond to create a short video for their production company, Bad Duck Media. The makeup for the Pokémon characters really is terrifying, but that was probably part of the video's humor. This mashup is no doubt a clever idea, but if nothing else, it will keep fans amused while they wait for Detective Pikachu to be released.
Source: Sam & Bill Comedy
- Detective Pikachu (2019) release date: May 10, 2019