Samuel L. Jackson Set to Star in Japanese Anime KITE Remake
Samuel L. Jackson revealed in a recent interview that one of his next film projects will be a live-action remake of the Japanese anime Kite. Here's what he told MovieHole.
After [RoboCop], I'm going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime. I'll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg.
Jackson will be reuniting with Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis to make the movie. The story follows a "young woman living in a failed state, post-financial collapse, where the corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When her father, a cop, is slain by someone dirty inside the force, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father’s ex-partner—never realizing he is, in fact, the man who had her father killed." This should make a solid live action film, the anime is great, and it should be interesting to see what Ellis ends up doing with the project!
Here's a more detailed breakdown of the story for Kite:
Kite revolves around a schoolgirl named Sawa (さわ) who is orphaned in her early teens. Her parents are the victims of a gory double murder. The detectives investigating the crime, Akai あかい ("red") and Kanie, take her in as guardians. Akai begins a sexual relationship with Sawa, forcing her to become his sex slave for the duration of his guardianship. Akai also gives her a pair of crystal earrings, each one containing the blood of one of her parents.
Sawa becomes an assassin after the corrupt detectives make her kill an alleged rapist of young girls. Subsequently over the years, she kills whomever she is ordered to, including corrupt police officers and corporate fat cats. Sawa's assassinations are famous among the police for her use of special bullets that explode inside the body after piercing the skin.
Jackson is then once again asked if he would like to be in Star Wars: Episode VII to which he replied,
F**k yeah! Whatever. They can bring me back alive with one hand, I don't care -- just let me back in!
I'm not the biggest fans of the prequel films, and I'd be fine if Mace didn't show up in any future installments.