by Chris MaGee
With all of the projects that Takashi Miike gets his name attached to it is often hard to get a handle on exactly which one is in fact going before the cameras next. For example, in the last couple months Miike has been connected with a live-action film based on Capcom's video game "Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney)", and also a live-action film of Ikki Kajiwara romantic manga "Ai to Makoto". Well, it turns out the former is moving along before the latter.
The folks at Anime News Network have shared the above photo which was apparently leaked by a Toho publicity rep and shows the courtroom set for Miike's adaptation of "Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney)". As we reported back in May, this new Miike project will take place in an alternate Japan that is struggling with a major crime wave. Like the original Capcom game, it is the job of Ace Attorney Phoenix Wright (being portrayed by Hiroki Narimiya) to investigate charges against accused criminals and to prove the guilt or innocence of the defendant before each whirlwind three day trial is completed.
With the sets built it looks like "Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney)" will be on schedule to be released in Japanese theatres next spring.