David Ellis, director of “Shark Night 3D” (dipping into U.S theatres this weekend), has stepped in for “xXx” director Rob Cohen on the feature film adaptation of Japanese anime classic “OVA Kite”.
The original 1998 film told of a young girl who is pressured into a life of sexual favours and killing.
Variety says the new version will be “a character-driven actioner centered on 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.”
Assumingly (if the bubble doesn’t burst before then) Ellis will shoot the film – as he does near all his efforts now – in 3D.
The flick lenses in January.