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.