Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney movie hitting Japan in 2012

Capcom has officially announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will head to the cineplexes of Japan in Spring 2012. Wright will be played by Hiroki Narimiya (not ringing any bells?), while antagonistic attorney Miles Edgeworth will be played by Takumi Saito. Phoenix's charmingly naive assistant, Maya Fey, will be channeled by Mirei Kiritani.

Of course, you'll probably recognize the director (as reported earlier): Takashi Miike of Audition, Crows Zero and -- most recently -- Thirteen Assassins.

If you find the idea of a live-action, comedic courtroom adventure odd, you must not have been around for the Phoenix Wright musical a couple years back.

[Thanks, Matthew]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.