Kite was to be directed by Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis who, sadly, passed away this time last year. Ralph Ziman took over in his stead, with Samuel L. Jackson and India Eisley staying on in the lead roles.
If you know the original anime at all, you’ll know that it’s full of aggressive action as a teenage girl seeks to avenge the murder of her parents.
Well, that has quite a digital aesthetic that will put some folk off, and I think there’s definitely a bit of tweaking to be done. It’s hard to know how the whole thing will play, however. This sort of picture needs a pace over its whole structure, and you’ll never be able to see that in a trailer or a clip.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the heads up on the clip. It seems to have been leaked…? Not sure. Certainly couldn’t find an original, official source.
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