Those familiar with the cinematic work of Takashi Miike may recall his gruesome productions Audition and Ichi the Killer. His work isn’t exactly known for being family friendly. But Miike, while presenting his new film, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, suggested his upcoming adaptation of a certain Nintendo DS game will be on the lighter side of things:
Miike didn’t identify the game by its title in his interview with The Huffington Post at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. He said that this next project will feature “little blood,” describing it as “a very light comedy… a court drama, based on a [Nintendo DS] video game.” That description of the source material as a “court drama” narrows the range of possibilities down to just one: Ace Attorney.
One has to wonder what his idea of “little blood” is.