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Capcom Confirms Phoenix Wright Movie From...Takashi Miike?

Because what Phoenix Wright needed was the touch of a violent director.

Hiroki Narimiya as the lovable Phoenix Wright.
Hiroki Narimiya as the lovable Phoenix Wright.

It's hard to believe the director of Iichi the Killer and Audition, both notoriously violent (and awesome) films, is behind the lens of Capcom's now-filming Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney movie, but it's true.

After Miike casually mentioned this as his next project earlier in the week, Capcom has confirmed Miike's the one helping bring Phoenix Wright to life. Capcom plans to release the film (at least in Japan) in spring 2012, but as the news is coming out of Japan, there's no word so far on whether this film will make it outside of there.

Capcom did release Keiji Inafune's wacky live-action Dead Rising production over Xbox Live, though, so anything's possible.

Capcom's also detailed a few bits of casting, including Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright, Takumi Saito as Miles Edgeworth and Mirei Kiritani as Maya Fey. Is that good casting? You tell me, guys.

By the way, this is what Miike is usually responsible for:

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