Takashi Miike Hints at Phoenix Wright Film


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Takashi Miike Hints at Phoenix Wright Film
Cult Japanese movie director Takashi Miike has suggested that his next film will be an adaptation of Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series.

The auteur, best known for intense horror flick Audition and the insanely violent Ichi the Killer, was promoting his latest project, 13 Assassins, at the Cannes Film Festival this week. Speaking to The Huffington Post, he outlined his future plans.

"[My next film] is a very light comedy that I am filming now, a court drama, based on a video game [on] the Nintendo game DS." Phoenix Wright, anyone?

The series is incredibly popular in Japan, where it is known as Gyakuten Saiban - manga books and theatre stage shows have been created in its name.

This wouldn't be Miike's first foray into the world of video game film adaptations, either - the director was also behind the silver screen version of SEGA's Ryu ga Gotoku, known in the West as Yakuza.

That was also quite a violent franchise though, quite how he will take his hand to light-hearted comedy (besides the mentally twisted Happiness of the Katakuris) remains to be seen. But we're intrigued.


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