Samuel L. Jackson, Callan McAuliffe Appear in Live-Action Kite Film Still

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
McAuliffe: film recently finished shooting, should be out soon

Actors Samuel L. Jackson and Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, New Director) are shown in a standoff in a recent still from the live-action anime-based Kite film from director Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema).

According to McAuliffe, the film recently finished shooting in South Africa and "should be coming out pretty soon." The Weinstein Co. acquired the worldwide rights to the live-action film adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime Kite at the Festival de Cannes in May.

Ziman took over directing duties for the film after the passing of director David R. Ellis. The film was in pre-production in Johannesburg when Ellis passed away.

The film also stars lead actress India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening, Maleficent). The Deadline website describes the project 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)."

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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