Capcom Confirms Phoenix Wright Live Action Movie

by Matt Helgeson on May 26, 2011 at 03:48 PM

The world's coolest attorney (except for Matlock) is going to hit the silver screen in Japan, with a very respected director at the helm.

It looks like the rumors are true. The Phoenix Wright movie will be directed by Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Thirteen Assassins). It's an interesting choice, as his previous work is decidedly not aimed at children (to say the least). Hiroki Narimiya will play Phoenix Wright, while his rival Miles Edgeworth will be played by Takumi Saito. The film is being produced by Nippon Television Network Corporation and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Right now, it's slated for a spring 2012 release. Let's hope it makes it to our shores on Blu-ray and DVD at some point.

Capcom also revealed the first casting photo, of Mirei Kiritani, who will play Phoenix's assistant Maya Fey.

Source: Capcom Unity