Two Trailers for Takashi Miike’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney


From what I’ve read about the series, “Ace Attorney” seems like it would make for an interesting cinematic experience. I’ve never played any of the games, mind you, but judging from the screenshots and a few reviews I’ve read, it definitely looks dramatic enough to work. My interest in the big screen adaptation of the law-oriented franchise wouldn’t be nearly as strong were it not for the presence of Takashi Miike. I’ll watch damn near anything the man directs, including a motion picture centered around a video game I’m completely unfamiliar with. Nice.

Here’s a quick rundown on the “Ace Attorney” games:

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney stars Phoenix Wright, a rookie defense attorney in the Fey and Co. Law Offices, owned by fellow defense attorney Mia Fey. Other characters include Maya Fey, Mia’s sister; Miles Edgeworth, a rival prosecutor; Dick Gumshoe, a scatterbrained detective, and Larry Butz, an old friend of Phoenix’s. The game features five court cases divided into episodes. Each case flips between two game modes: investigation and the actual trial. In the investigation aspect of the game, Phoenix gathers evidence and speaks to characters involved in the case. In the trial aspect of the game, Phoenix defends his client using said evidence, cross examines witnesses and solves the mystery surrounding each case.

When you’re ready to watch lawyers scream and one another while pointing dramatically off-screen, take a gander at the two trailers embedded below. “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney” prosecutes movie-goers in Japan on February 11, 2012.

Via : CineHeroes

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • LionHeart

    This is looking shockingly and disturbingly well-adapted.

    • Tin Hoang

      the hair is really authentic.

  • Dedpool

    It’s Scary how spot on this is!!!