India Eisley Leads Live-Action Kite With New Director

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Samuel L. Jackson remains committed as helmer Ralph Ziman replaces late David R. Ellis

South African director Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema) has taken over the live-action Kite film project after the passing of director David R. Ellis. Samuel L. Jackson is starring in the film with lead actress India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening, Maleficent) and Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, New Director). The film was in pre-production in Johannesburg when Ellis passed away.

According to Deadline, the Kite remake will be "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 said, “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 fulfill my obligation to see his dedication fulfilled.”

The film is being produced by Anant Singh and Distant Horizon's Brian Cox with Detalle Films' Moisés Cosío and Alberto Muffelmann.


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