Trailer Thoughts: Ace Attorney

I don’t usually post trailers for foreign films, but I absolutely had to talk about this Takashi Miike-directed adaptation of one of my all-time favourite videogame series.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was a role playing game that had you search for evidence that would help you win a simulated court case.  Because the game is mostly images and text, it is probably closer to an interactive novel, than a true game.  The game (and its many sequels) is probably one of my favourite (non-Mario) series for the Nintendo DS.

I was actually a bit surprised when I found out there as a film adaptation of the game (which was already released in Japan last February).  Based on the trailer, the film seems to be a very close adaptation to the plot of the first game.  The film even seems to feature some of the more fantastically elements of the games, like spirit mediums (and a lot of dramatic finger pointing).

I definitely hope that this film gets some sort of North American release (even if it’s direct-to-video), since I would be quite interested in checking it out.

As a bonus, here’s the trailer for the original videogame:

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).