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