Interest NY Asian Film Fest to Screen Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
posted on 2012-05-09 21:00 EDT by Kimberly Grace
The organizers of the New York Asian Film Festival announced on Wednesday that they will screen Takashi Miike's live-action adaptation of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Choi Min-Sik, the star of the live-action film adaptation of the Oldboy manga, will be attending the festival as a guest, and the festival will also be screening his latest film Nameless. The 11th annual film festival will run from June 29 to July 15 at the Walter Reade Theater and Japan Society.
Miike's adaptation of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney videogame franchise takes place in a parallel Japan, where a large increase in harsh crimes has led to a new court system. Under this new system, the defense attorney and public prosecutor have three days to battle cases out in open court to determine guilt or innocence of the accused, placing priority on speed instead of thorough investigation.
The film opened in Japan on February 11. At its international premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Miike predicted that the film would be released worldwide. It played at the Hawaii International Film Festival last month, and it will play at California's AM2 convention next month.