Phoenix Wright movie set for worldwide release - Report

Director Takeshi Miike uses film festival premiere to reveal Capcom's legal eagle flying to theaters around the world with region-specific dubbing and subtitles.

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Western Phoenix Wright fans are going to get a chance to see the ace attorney's feature film premiere after all. According to a Twitch report from this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam, director Takashi Miike revealed at a screening of the Japanese movie that it would be released worldwide.

We have no objection to seeing this film released worldwide.

The Twitch review describes the film as "a love-it or hate-it affair" and "a quirky yet dangerous barrel of fun." The movie reportedly closely follows the plotline in the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney game, in which the titular barrister solves the first cases of his career, including the murder of his own boss. To fit in all five cases from the original game, Miike's movie clocks in at a lengthy two hours and 10 minutes.

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney adventure games see players control the aforementioned defense attorney as he defends his clients via cross-examinations. For more, check out GameSpot's review of the original DS installment of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

Discussion

65 comments
Link_Destined_1
Link_Destined_1

Normally, any movies based on video games are bound to suck. But there is hope for this movie for a few reasons: 1. Movies with lawyers as main characters and trials as central plot events are tried-and-true movie tropes, and the Phoenix Wright games are based on such a concept. 2. It's already received some positive feedback, so that's good to know going forward. 3. If the director is as nutty and awesome as people say, I think we'll be fine. 4. I hope it's either in original Japanese with English subtitles, dubbed well in English, or dubbed so badly it becomes awesome.

Kinpong
Kinpong

hmm the movie would be worth checking out

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I prefer the original Japanese spoken dialogue much better, so I hope they release a video with original Japanese language track and English subtitles. Better yet, add Japanese subtitles too

Valtero
Valtero

Even if you've never played any of the Phoenix Wright games... this is directed by Miike. The guy is a deranged genius. How they keep letting him make movies is a mystery. If you've never watched a Miike film you need to find yourself one and watch it. Ichi the Killer, Audition, Happiness of the Katakuris, Visitor Q, Zebraman, The Great Yokai War, etc. They're all pretty messed up. The last two were actually supposed to be suitable for kids, but... it's Miike. They're still a little twisted. Actually, don't watch Visitor Q. Don't. Seriously. It's one of the most disgusting and disturbing films ever. Viewing it in its entirety could result in permanent psychological damage. Having Miike direct this film means, no matter what crazy sh** he decides to do, it'll be amazing. Or disturbing. Probably both.

supertom221
supertom221

@kiramasaki Allow me to enlighten you then. CAPCOM makes the games. But it sold the movie rights to respective studio who films it. They are each acting on their own.

supertom221
supertom221

ALL 5 CASES?! RADICAL!!! This Movie is going to rock!! --- "OBJECTION!! -- There is clear evidence here which proves a contradiction in your statement-- 95% of all Game-to-Film adaptions result in complete and utter failures that shame film and gaming lovers alike. Exhibit A-- Mario Bros. Exhibit B-- Contra Exhibit C-- House of the Dead. Exhibit D-- Street Fighter." OBJECTION!!! Most of these games-to-film adaptions were made by horrible directors as the likes of Uwe Bull-- "That isn't how it is spel--" IT MATTERS NOT!! This Game-to-film adaption, however, is directed by a man well known for making successful movies.... And he is-- TAKE THAT!! Takeshi Miike! *Dramatic music plays* "Wah... How is that even..... OBJECTION!! Your Honor, this is completely irrelevant to the case at hand!" Judge: "OBJECTION OVERRULED! I'm expecting this one...."

Icehearted
Icehearted

Oh lawds they even did the hair!

LegatoSkyheart
LegatoSkyheart

5 cases? you mean they put the "extra case" from the DS in the Movie? AWESOME

Drkirk08
Drkirk08

Also, Phoenix Wright 5 has been confirmed!!

Hurvl
Hurvl

I hope it gets subtitled and not dubbed in my country, but Sweden has never dubbed anything that isn't animated.

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

Please let this be popular enough to convince Capcom to make more Phoenix Wright games, Apollo Justice just annoys me.

Keving7
Keving7

@MaxStar360 uhhh behind on the times? Ace Attorney 5 has been announced.

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

I would watch it. Though I hope it turns out better than.....ahem.....Resident Evil and Street fighter.

johny300
johny300

Game is way better of course.

King-gamer
King-gamer

EUREKA! Bring them over to my country!! I have an OBJECTION!! to dubs however! Please HOLD IT back so I can TAKE THAT! subbed version instead! I look forward to your movie Mr. Miike. Court is adjourned!

Rovelius
Rovelius

@somefreaknfella problem, officer?

VidGamAnonymous
VidGamAnonymous

Me and my friends will freaking flip out when we here "OBJECTION"

Luminious0
Luminious0

this is going to be a fun movie! as long as you recognize it as a fun movie and not take it too serious.. should be entertaining!

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Oh my God, it's Live Action. I fully expected it to be anime, but now that Phoenix Wright is in Live Action... I can't help but laugh. I haven't really played any of the games, so hopefully this could cover a bit for me.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

This movie will be the most Japanese movie I've ever seen. I mean that in the crazy weird way, not the fawning weeaboo way. I can't wait.

Everiez
Everiez

I bet the sponsors will be Gatsby or any other hair gel brands. I mean look at that hair. :lol:

zell1
zell1

what the fk? y

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

Oh hell yes, Takeshi Miike is one of my favorites. This project was untitled until just recently... looks so great...

Frost259
Frost259

Woot time for some Burgers!!! Or maybe a cup of hot java to the face.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I know I shouldn't judge an entire film on one picture, but that picture in this article looks incredibly stupid.

Cloned_Images
Cloned_Images

dear god, please give us the option to turn off the dub... i would rather just have it subtitled.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

So let me get this straight they are releasing the movie worldwide, but Capcom will not release any more games in the US. If there is logic here it is eluding me.

alpha_bean11
alpha_bean11

I can't believe they don't even have mario in this mario game preview..............oh wait

OseiWar
OseiWar

So....Where's Ace Attorney's Anime?

MadcatMK6
MadcatMK6

I'll admit, have no experience with the Ace Attorney series, so I'm hopin' this movie will be a decent entry point.

Ka3DX
Ka3DX

@albatraum rofl, clever, but let's hope you're wrong.

xavvor1
xavvor1

looks interesting can't wait to see its value

MaxStar360
MaxStar360

Let's not forget that the core Ace Attorney game series is all but dead. Hopefully, if this movie sells well enough, it might rekindle a spark of interest in Capcom to pick the series up again.

albatraum
albatraum

OBJECTION! You're going to make a good movie based on a video game, correct? Frankly, I find that hard to believe, your statement directly contradicts all previous evidence!

Taix34
Taix34

I Don't really know about this. This sounds horribly Funny XD and just looking at the picture makes me laugh.