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Samuel L. Jackson Reteams with 'Snakes on a Plane' Director for 'Kite'

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December 17, 2012
Source: Movies.com

Samuel L. Jackson / Kite

Back in September of 2011, we found out that director David R. Ellis would be stepping out of his comfort zone and directing a live action adaptation of a Japanese anime called Kite. The story follows a young girl living in a broken society, post-financial collapse, where her policeman father is killed by a corrupt police officer inside the force, so she teams with her dad's ex-partner to try to solve his murder. Movies.com just sat down with Samuel L. Jackson to discuss Django Unchained, and the actor revealed that he's reuniting with his Snakes on a Plane director in the Kite remake, with shooting beginning early next year. Read on!

Jackson seems like he'd be a good fit for the role of the father's ex-partner, who has a deadly secret that he tries to keep from the young girl he's supposed to be helping. Frankly though, this whole project seems a bit strange to us, especially with someone like Ellis at the helm. From what I can gather, it's not like there's a massive built-in fan base for this property (most diehard fans - as with many comic properties - would probably rather see this Hollywood version abandoned than ever come to the screen), and with Ellis' eclectic filmography, he just seems like a really odd choice to direct this one. But Jackson always brings a level of gravitas to his movies (even terrible ones), so we'll see if Kite can somehow manage to surprising us.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

Is it Kite like a flying piece of fabric or "Kee-Teh"?

DAVIDPD on Dec 17, 2012

2

no it's the one with all the rape

Dan Hibiki on Dec 17, 2012

3

My Gawd.

DAVIDPD on Dec 17, 2012

4

I'M TIRED OF THESE MOTHA FUCKIN TWEENS WITH THESE MOTHA FUCKIN GUNS!!!!

Jericho on Dec 17, 2012

5

..they are not tweens in the original...they are barely even teens...highly doubt they will go with the pedobear / jailbait angle....

brb on Dec 17, 2012

6

if they are barely teens then they must be tweens...........

Jericho on Dec 17, 2012

7

Oops...my bad...english is my second language and for some reason I thought tweens meant people in their twenties...facepalm at failing hard...live and learn I guess..

brb on Dec 17, 2012

8

You took that refreshingly well. Upvote.

DAVIDPD on Dec 17, 2012

9

Maybe I don't remember correctly but wasn't the plot of Kite a bit different?If so why even use the name "Kite"?oh yeah...marketing...

BWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMM!!!! on Dec 17, 2012

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