View Full Version : Ace Attorney / Gyakuten Saiban live-action movie

Hiroshi Sotomura
May 27th, 2011, 6:22 AM
http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e110527.htmlhttp://idisk.me.com/sotomura/Public/Pictures/Skitch/skitched-20110528-001923.jpg Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that the popular game, "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney", will be made into a live-action feature film.

In the movie, the main protagonist, Phoenix Wright, will be played by Mr. Hiroki Narimiya, while rival prosecutor, Miles Edgeworth, will be played by Mr. Takumi Saito. Pheonix's assistant and spirit medium Maya Fey will be played by Ms. Mirei Kiritani. Mr. Takashi Miike of "Crows Zero" and "Thirteen Assassins" fame will be lending his directorial talents to the film.

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Apparently, it's coming out early Spring next year (Q2, right?)

And because I'm such a fanboy, I'm sorta excited. I guess it would've been nice if it was an anime because then it could be localised!

Even so, I'm excited. Maybe it won't be good (Takashi Miike has his ups and downs, after all.) Maybe it'll suck. What do you guys think? :D

May 27th, 2011, 6:24 AM

As an ardent fan of the games, I am looking forward to this so much. If it were an anime I would have been just as thrilled about it, but a live-action movie based on it would be a definite must-watch.

Aaargh, Spring next year can't come soon enough. XD;

May 27th, 2011, 7:19 AM
Duuude, Miike is a totally cracked director who does insane and over the top action even in normal settings, he's going to make all those "objection!" scenes seem like the most epic thing on film ever.

Miss Doronjo
May 27th, 2011, 7:21 AM
I'm definitely looking forward to this! ^^

I too, was also hoping for like an anime series, because heck; the games are epic enough! Can't wait to see how this one pulls out. =P

May 28th, 2011, 9:04 PM
Yes. This movie is going to be awesome, even if it does suck. I'm just excited about which cases they will pick from the series. xDD;;
Turnabout Goodbyes is for sure, at least.
Would be pretty awesome if this came out in english, even subbed only would be fine. Investigations 2 would also be nice, Capcom.

It's going to be great. |D

May 28th, 2011, 9:14 PM

I love, love, love the games and I figured there could only be so much time before they decided to make a movie/series out of it.

I don't know if this was mentioned anywhere but i'm really interested in how they're going to play it out. Like, are they going to focus on a specific case or try and cover all the cases in one movie, which would be a lot.

Either way I'm super stoked.

edit: also, I think the guy who's playing edgeworth looks perfect for it haha :)

May 28th, 2011, 9:22 PM
I think it would be pretty balanced if they had Turnabout Beginnings, Turnabout Sisters and Turnabout Goodbyes in the movie. And hey, if it sells well, they could make a Rise from the Ashes sequel. xDD;;

May 30th, 2011, 5:31 AM
wow thats sweet. loved the ace attorney series. XD and i might be in japan around when it comes out so i can see it at the theatre.
i actually think this would work really well as a live-action movie, more so then an anime. as long as they stay half true to the games, it will probably be amazing.