Few weeks ago, I’ve finished playing the 2nd installment of the game Justice for All. And now this. It seems that lots of live-action adaptation have been confirmed eh?
The Japanese film website Eiga.com confirmed on Thursday that Takashi Miike (Yatterman, Crows Zero) is directing a live-action adaptation ofCAPCOM‘s Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) videogame franchise. The film will star Hiroki Narimiya (Gokusen‘s Noda, NANA‘s Nobu,Akihabara @ DEEP‘s Page) as the novice attorney Phoenix Wright (Ryuichi Naruhodo) in his first collaboration with Miike. Other cast members include Takumi Saitō (RoboGeisha, Princess Princess D) as prosecutor Miles Edgeworth (Reiji Mitsurugi) as Mirei Kiritani (Arakawa under the Bridge‘s Nino) as Maya Fey (Mayoi Ayasato).
The film will take place in a parallel world in Japan, where a large increase in harsh crimes has led to a new court system. Under this new system, the defense attorney and public prosecutor have three days to battle cases out in open court to determine guilt or innocence of the accused, placing priority on speed instead of thorough investigation. The film studio Toei plans to use a lot of computer graphics and visual effects in the courtroom scenes in order to make them more interesting, but it will still retain the games’ signature lines such as “Igi Ari!” (“Objection!”) and “Kurae!” (“Take That!”)
I can’t remember seeing Narimiya in Gokusen >_<. But I do hope he’ll give justice to his role . :))