There is going to be a Phoenix Wright movie. That news by itself it great, but it gets even better. It is going to be directed by Takashi Miike!
Miike is indeed a very diverse director. Has made over 55 films in his very short career -- he churned out 8 in 2002 alone -- ranging from serious dramas to high school coming of age stories to samurai period pieces to children's movies. He even made a musical with karaoke style lyrics. His newest 3D drama, Hara-Kiri, is up for the Cannes's Film Fest's best film. He has done a little bit of everything.
But lets all be honest, we all know him only for his super gory horror films and his all around screwed-up cult classics. When I think of Miike, the only things that come to my mind are Ichi the Killer chopping a guy's face off and throwing it against the wall, the Audition girl sawing off people's ankles with piano wire, and yakuza members smashing chihuahuas in Gozu. Sure he has family friendly movies like Zebraman. But he also has "family friendly" movies like Visitor Q. Seriously, if you ever wanna clear a room out, just throw that in the old VHS player.
He has done movies based on mangas before, but this would be his first ever based off a video game. Although he did have a cameo in the Wii game No More Heroes. For those who don't know, Phoenix Wright for the Nintendo DS is about an attorney in Japan, and their legal system which has no jury and 99% conviction rate (and that is why there is hardly any crime in Japan). The game has almost no gameplay, and because of that it gained a huge internet following of people with short attention spans. It is also Marilyn Manson's favorite game. Really.
Still, it is a fun game, and a movie will work out really good. Just remember, Miike will probably be restrained on this, so there will sadly be no cross examination while on meat-hooks scene.