Samuel L. Jackson Will Star In David R. Ellis’ Adaptation Of Kite


Samuel L. Jackson Will Star In David R. Ellis' Adaptation Of Kite

Apparently because the Wachowski siblings’ adaptation of Japanese anime Speed Racer wasn’t enough of a warning about attempting things like that, Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis is mounting an adaptation of Japanese anime Kite, one which Samuel L. Jackson has now reportedly signed on to star in.

“After [RoboCop], I’m going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime,” he said during a recent Django Unchained interview. “I’ll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg.”

Kite is one of those animes in which a Japanese schoolgirl gets to do all kinds of things that somebody in the ninth grade shouldn’t get to do, including using a firearm and murdering people from time to time, albeit in a way that audiences are meant to think, hey, this is pretty cool.

Samuel L. Jackson is set to play a police officer who investigates the murder of said schoolgirl’s parents and takes her in, though there’s a twist in the tale. No word yet as to who will play the Japanese schoolgirl, but it’s extremely likely that she won’t be a Japanese schoolgirl at all, but Chloë Moretz.

We’ll keep you posted when we hear more.

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