First it was a videogame, then it was a manga and a musical, now it has been confirmed that Takashi Miike is adapting a live-action version of Phoenix Wright for the big screen.
Normally I’d leave news like this for other sites but a movie adaptation of my favourite video-game series? Well that’s news that would have me yelling objection like the guys above but with Takashi Miike on the case things are looking up.
Rumours have been flying around on the internet about Miike working on an adaptation of Capcom’s long-running Nintendo DS game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and during a press conference for Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai 3D in Cannes he mentioned that in his next film “there will be ‘very little blood.’” He went on to say, “It is a very light comedy that I am filming now, a court drama, based on a video game, the Nintendo game DS”. Capcom has now confirmed that he is working on an adaptation.
Phoenix Wright will be played by Narimiya Hiroki (actor in the ninja adventure Azumi as well as the stylish Sakuran), Phoenix Wright’s assistant, Maya Fey, will be portrayed by Kiritani Mirei (who will be in the upcoming live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge) and the incredible Miles Edgeworth will be portrayed by Saito Takumi (Thirteen Assassins, The Prince of Tennis).
The film is being produced by Toei who have built a massive court-room at their Kyoto studio and there will be a heavy emphasis on CG will be released in 2012.