Netherlands' IFFR to Host Ace Attorney Film's Premiere
posted on by Egan Loo
The Netherlands' International Film Festival Rotterdam announced on Friday that it will host the world premiere of Takashi Miike's film adaptation of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) videogame franchise. The festival will run from January 25 to February 4.
The story 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.
Hiroki Narimiya (Gokusen's Noda, NANA's Nobu, Akihabara @ DEEP's Page) stars as Phoenix Wright (Ryuichi Naruhodo). The film also has Takumi Saitō (RoboGeisha, Princess Princess D) as prosecutor Miles Edgeworth (Reiji Mitsurugi) and Mirei Kiritani (Arakawa under the Bridge's Nino) as Maya Fey (Mayoi Ayasato).
The film will open in Japan on February 11.