Samuel L Jackson heads up the first trailer for Kite
Live action anime adaptation Kite gets its first trailer, with an introduction from a casually-dressed Samuel L Jackson...
A live-action adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's ultraviolent anime about a deadly young female assassin has been in various stages of development for years, but we can now be sure that Kite is finally nearing completion.
Stuntman turned director David R Ellis was making the movie in Johannesberg when he sadly died in January last year. Director Ralph Ziman then stepped in to complete it. The result is a hyper-stylised, violent yet inevitably less explicit take on the Japanese original, with India Eisley playing the worryingly youthful-looking killer Sawa, and Samuel L Jackson providing support as a corrupt cop.
The (very NSFW) first trailer and clip, introduced by Samuel L Jackson, gives an idea of the film's look and feel: a kind of grungy collision of Leon, Sucker Punch and Hanna with a dash of Drive thrown in for good measure.
There's no firm release date for Kite yet, but we'll let you know when one appears.
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