How many movies can Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) possibly direct in one year? It seems like the prolific director can do as much as he pleases. His latest is a film adaptation of the Phoenix Wright video game series, created by Shu Takumi and published by Capcom in which players assume the role of a defence attorney in a fictional courtroom setting. Based on the Japanese legal system, players strive to find their clients “not guilty” using investigation, evidence, and cross-examination to prove their case. The film will be a courtroom drama combined with the video game series’ signature style. Sci-fi elements are also used such as characters bringing up projected images during trials. Ace Attorney stars Hiroki Narimiya, Mirei Kiritani, and Takumi Saito, and is scheduled to be released in Japanese cinemas on 11 February 2012.
Via The Collidor