Live-action Phoenix Wright movie set for spring 2012

Following news that Ichi the Killer director Takashi Miike is working on “a court drama, based on a videogame” for the Nintendo DS comes an official announcement from Capcom confirming that a live-action Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is in production and scheduled to release in Japan in spring 2012. As expected, the movie will indeed be directed by Miike, who is known for creating exceptionally ultra violent and disturbing films.

Above: Takumi Saito as Miles Edgeworth (left), Mirei Kiritani as Maya Fey (middle), and Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright (right)

Above: The next movie I’m going to rent

Actor and model Hiroki Narimiya will take on the role of ace attorney Phoenix Wright (Ryuichi Naruhodo). Takumi Saito, who starred in Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl will be playing Wright’s gentlemanly rival Miles Edgeworth (Reiji Mitsurugi). Last, but not least, comes Mirei Kiritani, who will be playing Wright’s assistant Maya Fey (Mayoi Ayasato).

May 27, 2011

[Source: AndriasangCapcom]


  • ted12 - May 29, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    @cubine- That's because they're both women. I pray to god they can pull this off right.
  • BurntToShreds - May 29, 2011 7:50 a.m.

    Japan does live action movies like this rather well. This will be good.
  • cubine - May 28, 2011 5:07 p.m.

    These dudes look way too feminine to be Phoenix or Miles...
  • Joshnix - May 28, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    having seen the Happiness of the Katakuris, I have faith that Miike will preserve the quirkiness of Phoenix Wright. it might not be SOOOO AMAZING but it will at least be watchable.
  • MonocledYaoGuai - May 28, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    This will either be the best or worst thing ever. Either way I can't wait!
  • Yaro - May 28, 2011 4:33 a.m.

    I am a huge of Sion Sono, Takashi Miike and Katsuhito Ishii, so this movie is going to be absolutely amazing. I hope Miike puts a little twist into this.
  • Aforextreme - May 28, 2011 4:28 a.m.

    I'm about ready to cryo-freeze myself so I don't have to wait.
  • Mexiflan - May 28, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    I'm so going to watch this.
  • RebornKusabi - May 28, 2011 2:31 a.m.

    I wonder how this is going to turn out... it can't POSSIBLY be as bad as anything Uwe Boll has done but than again, based on his previous work, it could possibly be worse lol
  • knightnettie - May 27, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    Day officially made.
  • GhostbustTyler - May 27, 2011 11:24 p.m.

    This is going to be Uwe Bowl bad
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - May 27, 2011 11:15 p.m.

    @claytonmiller But I liked Tokyo Gore Police and Machine Girl (even though they were horrible). :P
  • kiba924 - May 27, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Good concept. but I dont believe a live action movie would do Phoniex Wright any justice.
  • Redeater - May 27, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    If they Scott Pilgrim up this movie it could be pretty good.
  • claytonmiller - May 27, 2011 11:07 p.m.

    Tyler, I'm warning you: do NOT rent Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl! I watched it... And I will forever regret it. Also, I think it's on Netflix. If you have Netflix, then you don't need to rent it. Also, do NOT watch it on Netflix!

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