[Movies] New Director Found for Samuel L. Jackson's Kite Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.04.2013
Ralph Ziman to take on the live-action remake of the anime...
Samuel L. Jackson's live-action remake of the anime Kite has a new director. As you may remember, David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane) was in pre-production for the film--with Jackson set to star--when he passed away suddenly last year. Now, Deadline reports that Ralph Ziman will replace Ellis as director. India Eisley and Callan McAuliffe also star.
Deadline describes the film as "a character-driven action film that charts the story of Sawa (Eisley), a young woman living in a failed state after the financial collapse, where a corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When Sawa's policeman father is killed, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner, Karl Aker (Jackson)."
Jackson spoke about the move, saying, "The zest and enthusiasm David Ellis had for this project led to my commitment to do it. That same commitment to David leads me to fulfil my obligation to see his dedication fulfilled."