It is challenging to find a more prolific filmmaker than Takashi Miike. The Audition director’s samurai epic 13 Assassins hit this year in the states and we saw his remake Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai at Cannes and his children’s film Ninja Kids!!! at New York Asian Film Festival. And he has already shot another film.
We reported just earlier this summer on his live-action adaptation of the popular video game series Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney and now the first still has arrived from Kotaku (via Collider). As someone who isn’t versed in the Nintendo DS game I can only go my image comparisons, and it looks to be quite faithful. Miike described the courtroom drama as a “very light comedy” and one can see the star Hiroki Narimiya, below.
Update: /Film has found the first video as well. Check it out below.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney hits Japanese theaters next year with no word on US distribution yet.
Are you a fan of the game? What do you think of this first still?
Latest posts from The Film Stage