On the topic of games to movies, one country that seems to be quite adept at this adaption is Japan. As you may have noticed, we at Esperino have been eagerly awaiting developments in the Ace Attorney live action movie, also known as Gyakuten Saiban 逆転裁判. Those who are equally excited for the real-world antics of Phoenix Wright will be happy to hear that the movie will be featured at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival.
Gyakuten Saiban Archive
Always fans of live actions recreations, Japan has a movie in the works for the DS game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (or Gyakuten Saiban in Japanese; 逆転裁判). Capcom have finally released an official picture, (sort of) opened a movies website and announced an opening month of February 2012. We also got our hands on a sneaky trailer, some official footage and some behind the scenes photos, because we’re ninjas.
Film studio Toei have also said that they plan to include the classic “OBJECTION” and “TAKE THAT” (or “Igi Ari!” and “Kurae!” in Japanese) making use of CGI and other visual effects to give it that real Pheonix Wright feel. Hurray! The movie stars Japanese actor Hiroki Narimiya as our bumbling new Defense Attorney Ryūichi Naruhodō (Pheonix Wright), with Mirei Kiritani as Mayoi Ayasato (Maya Fey) and Takumi Saito as Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth).