Samuel L. Jackson To Appear On Live Action Film Adaptation Of Japanese Anime “Kite”
According to reports, an interview with Movies.com had revealed that Samuel L. Jackson will be shooting the live-action remake of the Japanese anime Kite. The film according to him will be filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also mention that the movie isn’t really going anywhere ever since director David R. Ellis took over.
Samuel L. Jackson is well known for his involvement in Japanese animation. He voice acted Ninja Ninja in the anime series “Afro Samurai” a short 5 episode series produced by Gonzo.
The anime “Kite” is an OVA written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu. The live action film is planning for years now in pre-production stages and from September 2, 2011 director David R. Ellis took over from Rob Cohen in heading the project
Kite revolves around a schoolgirl named Sawa who is orphaned in her early teens. Her parents are the victims of a gory double murder. When Sawa found a new home, the man was yelling at the old lady and Sawa kills him. The detectives investigating the crime, Akai and Kanie, take her in as guardians. Akai begins a sexual relationship with Sawa, forcing her to become his sex slave for the duration of his guardianship. Akai also gives her a pair of crystal earrings, each one containing the blood of one of her parents.
Sawa becomes an assassin after the corrupt detectives make her kill an alleged rapist of young girls. Subsequently over the years, she kills whomever she is ordered to, including corrupt police officers and corporate fat cats. Sawa’s assassinations are famous among the police for her use of special bullets that explode inside the body after piercing the skin.