Samuel L. Jackson Starring in Kite

Samuel L. Jackson is the first actor to join the upcoming adaptation of Kite, an anime that helped inspire the character of Gogo Yubari in the first Kill Bill film. A live-action version of the story has been in the works for a while, but this is the first news that’s been reported about it since director David. R. Ellis took the helm in 2011.

“I’ll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg,” Jackson told Movies.com.

Ellis doesn’t have a great track record, but he did collaborate with Jackson on Snakes on a Plane in 2006. He’s also the man behind Cellular, Final Destination 2 and Shark Night. It’s unclear what role Jackson will play in the movie, and no other actors have been announced.

Kite tells the story of an orphaned school girl named Sawa. She was sexually abused in her youth but later became an assassin, and then tries to track down her father’s murderer with the help of the man who was his ex-partner. The story is controversial due to its extreme violence and strong depiction of sexuality, so it will be interesting to see how Kite is translated to the big screen.

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  • matt

    so whats next will Matt Damon be starring in a live action Bible Black? Do actors have nothing better to do then to star in american live action adaptions of borderline Hentai films?

  • Layeredjacket

    seriously. this is one of the most fucked up anime i’ve ever seen

    so many other animes out there deserve good adaptations

    wait i guess that’s why they’re just doing shitty gutter anime. coz the good shit would get fucked up (akira, etc)

  • http://twitter.com/diarra_harris Diarra Harris

    not really a hentai. Also depends on what version you get.

  • http://twitter.com/diarra_harris Diarra Harris

    …Ok why Kite? It’s probably going to be PG13 anyway.

  • eldin

    I don’t think hollywood should adapt Japanese Anime at all. They would simply make the wrong choices and do everything wrong. I saw two versions of Kite. One was ecchi to the max and borderline hentai in that it involved something that probably happens in real life and not just twisted fantasy, and the other was a pretty decent anime. I wonder which version they will choose to adapt and if they will stick to the storyline!