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PHOENIX WRIGHT Live-Action Movie Footage!

Fans won't object to this.

He's even got the carefully-molded cowlick...
He's even got the carefully-molded cowlick...

I haven’t been in to handheld gaming since the days of the Game Gear, so the amount of time I’ll end up playing as Phoenix Wright will be encompassed more by ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 than the ace attorney’s actual games. Some of you lunatics will cry “OBJECTION!” I’m sure. Still, I’m familiar enough with the game to recognize how this movie version looks eerily faithful to the games’ colorful and bombastic vision.

ANN has come across an extended trailer/sizzle reel of this flick that’s coming next spring (in Japan, at least. Who knows when for the rest of the world) from Takashi Miike, the most recent director of 13 ASSASSINS. I’ve commented, with some bemusement, about how many sedate activities can be successfully “weaponized” in this particular sphere of entertainment, but this looks like a gleefully over-the-top take on the finer due processes of the law.

Here's the footage...

And here’s the description…

[PHOENIX WRIGHT] will take place in a parallel 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.

I love it. This is to THE PRACTICE what JUDGE DREDD is to NYPD BLUE... but what is the judgmental Anime Vice community's ruling?

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Turambaron Oct. 31, 2011 at 5:56 p.m.

Manfred Von Karma really put on some weight...

Nightwolfon Oct. 31, 2011 at 6:19 p.m.

Looks pretty good.

DocHauson Oct. 31, 2011 at 6:52 p.m.
I am a big fan of Takashi Miike's work. He is one crazy mother, and I'm sure he'll find a way to make the franchise even more entertaining than before.
GaspoweRon Oct. 31, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.

WHAT? The guy who did Ichi the Killer is doing a film adaptation of Phoenix Wright?! This is just fucking nuts! Color me hyped! :)

TheHTon Oct. 31, 2011 at 7:56 p.m.

LOOK AT THOSE FINGERS POINT.

I'm gonna watch this.

LifeByDegreeson Oct. 31, 2011 at 8:29 p.m.

It looks good. I just wished the commentators would let us hear the trailer.

Hailinelon Oct. 31, 2011 at 10:56 p.m.

I want to watch this. Oh hell, do I want to watch this.

Eyzon Nov. 1, 2011 at 2:40 a.m.

Wow! Pretty cool and visually faithful.

It looks to be pretty similar to past Takashi Miike adaptations in tone.

BEN1000on Nov. 1, 2011 at 11:19 a.m.

I've been waiting for this to happen!

Gonshykon Nov. 1, 2011 at 12:11 p.m.

Can't wait for English version)) I'm big fan of the game)

Black_Roseon Nov. 1, 2011 at 1:49 p.m.

Oh Takashi Miike, you magnificent crazy bastard.

Superevil225on Nov. 1, 2011 at 5:54 p.m.

OBJECTION....

Maybe not... I'm so confused~!

LiquidSwordson Nov. 1, 2011 at 11:36 p.m.

I see some Miike regulars in the trailer, going to be a weird one!

@Gonshyk said:

Can't wait for English version)) I'm big fan of the game)

English? LoL!

arch4nonon Nov. 2, 2011 at 1:40 p.m.

I don't remember holograms in Phoenix Wright courtrooms.

Dunchadon Nov. 3, 2011 at 9:40 a.m.

Looks great and Hiroki is a pretty good choice for Wright - he has been in some really good Jdramas.

On a seperate note, I can't believe I never knew Phoenix Wright's japanese name! Naruhodo Ryuichi is such a great name. :)

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