Magazine article Screen International

David R. Ellis to Direct Kite Remake for Distant Horizon

Magazine article Screen International

David R. Ellis to Direct Kite Remake for Distant Horizon

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Distant Horizon has announced that David R. Ellis will direct the live-action remake of hit Japanese anime Kite, which is scheduled to go into production in January, 2012.

Ellis' most recent film, Shark Night 3D, opened over the Labor Day weekend.

The original Kite anime, written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu in 1998, was banned in some countries, due to its excessive violence and eroticism, guaranteeing sales and cult status in Japan and other countries around the world.

The live-action Kite follows a young woman, Sawa, living in a failed state where the corrupt security forces profit from the trafficking of young women. When her policeman father is slain by a corrupt colleague, she sets out to track down his murderer with his ex-partner - unaware that he is the man who had her father killed. …

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