Anchor Bay Acquires Live-Action Kite Film

posted on by Karen Ressler
Company to distribute the film in N. America

North American distributor Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired distribution rights for the live-action anime-based Kite film from director Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema).

A trailer for the film was revealed in January.

The film stars lead actress India Eisley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening, Maleficent), Callan McAuliffe (I Am Number Four, New Director), and Samuel L. Jackson. 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)."

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.

Source: Deadline

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