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.
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