Watch Samuel L. Jackson In The First Live-Action KITE Trailer

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Watch Samuel L. Jackson In The First Live-Action KITE Trailer
Upcoming movie Kite is based on Yasuomi Umetsu's anime that is known for its graphic depictions of sex and violence. Samuel L. Jackson plays Karl Aker, a corrupt detective and India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening) plays Sawa, a young girl who is out to track down those responsible for killing her father with the help of Aker. Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, The Great Gatsby) co-stars. 

Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema, The Zookeeper) took over as director after the death of David R. Ellis, who worked with Jackson on Snakes On A Plane

Kite was filmed in Johannesburg and the first trailer is embedded below. 
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UGE_plexJanuary 6, 2014 1:53 AM

Looks like a fun movie for those who don't know Kite, but not a good movie. And disappointing for those who know the anime it's based on. Though I suspect fans of the actors involved will give it some momentum. Reminds me a little of District B13 in style, which was a movie I did enjoy, but isn't a compliment based on what I'd expect of a live-action Kite movie. owell.

materia05January 6, 2014 3:51 AM

true, i know this anime very well to give me creeps & excited at the same time...

BerserkerJanuary 6, 2014 4:26 AM

looks like crap.

Omar HaukssonJanuary 6, 2014 4:52 AM

Wow, this looks terrible. Like really terrible.

donivanJanuary 6, 2014 8:24 AM

If this wasn't supposed to be based on a great anime, it would ,at best, be mediocre.

BosJanuary 6, 2014 9:04 AM

This is so weird because the budget looks very tiny but an actor like Samuel L. Jackson is involved.

Anyone knows the budget? I'm curious!

Btw i liked it

moneenerdJanuary 6, 2014 5:06 PM

I must be the only one who remembers Kite being fairly cheesy and ridiculous in the first place.

Jason GrayJanuary 7, 2014 11:29 AM

Here's what the project looked like about 5 years ago:

Script by Josh Ruben and the Aguilera Brothers. To shoot in Tokyo, Japan, in English, with international talent.
Director: TBA
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Vincent Gallo, Japanese stars
Budget $6m Location: Tokyo

Todd BrownJanuary 7, 2014 12:40 PM

Wow. That changed.

Gopal NatarajanJanuary 7, 2014 8:42 PM

Looks like something JCVD would be in, filmed in some anonymous old Eastern European city.