Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Gaming Movies Continued~

This time with Gyakuten Saiban. aka. Ace Attorney.

When images were released a few months ago, I'll admit that I giggled. The thought of the Ace Attorney series being turned into a movie, and the fact that the lead actor had a fantastic wig for Phoenix Wright, was amusing.

Turn to today and we have a movie trailer! The film is due to release on February 11th, 2012 in Japan.






From the tone it is quite clear that they are taking a darker route, with light humor thrown in. I saw the Blue Badger and I giggled again. XD Not that the content in the games wasn't already dark. The DL-6 case (which is also shown in the trailer) is pretty messed up. There's murder, and blood, and violence. Not something you should let the kids play on their DS systems. The movie appears to be adapting from the first game in the series, mostly the last case Turnabout Goodbyes (not the bonus 5th case) based on the trailer. It's difficult to tell what others will be involved.

But this does give me hope. Maybe, just maybe, we'll have a proper and well executed video game movie adaptation. It just took a newbie lawyer, a foreboding prosecutor, and a handful of spirit mediums to create courtroom drama. Oh, and Hollywood didn't have a hand in the film. That helps out A LOT.

Aside: A Happy 10 years to Ace Attorney. The very, very, very first game on Gameboy Advance was released on October 11th, 2001. The DS remake now known in Japan and the U.S. was in 2005.

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