Toronto's Gamercamp Screens Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney Film
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Toronto's fourth annual GAMERCAMP video game convention is hosting screenings of director Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney live-action film. The event's first screening of the film took place on Wednesday with an upcoming viewing on Sunday.
Miike's adaptation of CAPCOM's Ace Attorney video game 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 in February. At its international premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Miike predicted that the film would be released worldwide. It has since also played at the Hawaii International Film Festival, at California's AM2 convention, at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, and at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It won the Audience Award at New York Asian Film Festival in August.
A post-convention screening hosted by Toronto After Dark at Isabel Bader Theatre starts at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, November 4. General admission tickets are $11 while tickets for GAMERSCAMP attendees are $8.