Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Japanese director Takashi Miike works fast. Blink and you’ll miss three films from the filmmaker, who is more happy than any other working director to leap from period action to hyper-violent thrillers to a kids’ movie. Back in May he said “It is a very light comedy that I am filming now, a court drama, based on a video game, the Nintendo game DS.” That led us to realize that he is making an adaptation of the Capcom Ace Attorney game series, which debuted in the US with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.
Now we’ve got the first video footage of the movie, called Gyakuten Saiban (Turnabout Trial) in Japan. Just from the perspective of bringing the game’s visuals to the screen, this looks spot-on. We don’t know if it will be a good movie — with Miike the results can vary widely — but it looks fun, at the very least.
This video is from a Japanese talk show, and you’ll have to hear a lot more of the hosts and guests than you will of the actual movie footage. The first clips are replayed a couple times, but if you scrub through there is more Phoenix Wright footage to be found deeper in the embed.
Here’s a trailer for the game so you can compare the footage: