Just over a week ago we got the first still and footage from Takashi Miike, the director that has given us 13 Assassins, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Ninja Kids!!!…and that is just this year. Now the first two Japanese teasers have arrived for his next film, and this is all we’re likely to get anytime soon as no US distribution has come aboard.
His live-action adaptation of the popular Nintendo DS video game series Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney looks to be faithful. As someone who has never played the videogame, I’m unsure how much enjoyment I’ll get out of this fantastical courtroom drama. Miike has described the film as a “very light comedy” and one can see the star Hiroki Narimiya in the two trailers below via Collider.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney hits Japanese theaters next February with no word on US distribution yet.
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