Ace Attorney film hinted at by Thirteen Assassins director

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 00:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Takashi Miike has dropped some pretty heavy hints suggesting he’s working on a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney film. Yes. Please.

“It is a very light comedy that I am filming now, a court drama, based on a video game, the Nintendo game DS,” Miike said, speaking to the Huffington Post of his current project.

The director was attending the 2011 Cannes film festival to promote his latest film, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

His long and prolific career includes many cult favourites, including Thirteen Assassins, Zatoichi, Zebraman and – waitforitwaitforit – Dead or Alive and its sequel.

There’s plenty of material in the Ace Attorney series – six core entries at present – although notably little of it includes fight scenes. Pity.

Thanks, cubed3.