ForkThisLlama writes: "It’s official – a live-action Gyakuten Saiban (that is, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) movie is in the works. Really.
Rumors about an Ace Attorney movie started about a week ago, when director Takashi Miike spoke of his next film in an interview for The Huffington Post, saying:
"It is a very light comedy that I am filming now, a court drama, based on a video game, the Nintendo game DS."
Aaand of course the fans (myself included) went wild, because, you know, there are only so many Nintendo DS games involving court cases. Shortly after Takashi Miike’s interview, the film was officially announced, much to my excitement.
So… who’s gonna be in it? Where are they filming? What’s the story? We’ve got answers. Sort of."
The Ace Attorney film was met with commercial success in Japan when it launched in February.
We then heard that the Courtroom Drama will premiere at this year’s AM2 in America, and will also get a worldwide release at some point.
Now why we wait, fans can listen to the soundtrack to the film that has leaked onto YouTube, (at the moment that is!).
Through history, there have been famous cases of favorite pointing. In the past powerful rulers, propaganda posters, and nagging mothers have all used this technique to take charge. In the same category with the memorable Uncle Sam poster telling Americans “I Want You!” – I would put Phoenix Wright Esquire’s “objection” point.
iAX: "After teasing fans with a vague statement at the Cannes International Film Festival, Japanese film director Miike Takashi (Visitor Q, Dead or Alive) confirmed that a live-action film adaptation of Capcom’s legendary Ace Attorney, known as Gyakuten Saiban in Japan, series is in the works."