Movie News

Ralph Ziman replaces the late David R.Ellis on Kite

Ralph Ziman replaces the late David R.Ellis on Kite
Brooke Campbell

Despite the recent, tragic death of the film’s director David R.Ellis, Distant Horizons and Detalle Films have opted to push on with the film, hiring South African director Ralph Ziman to helm.

Samuel L.Jackson, who was set to reunite with his “Snakes on a Plane” director Ellis on the project, says the late filmmaker would want this movie done.

“The zest and enthusiasm David Ellis had for this project led to my commitment to do it. That same commitment to David leads me to fulfil my obligation to see his dedication fulfilled.”

Deadline, who first reported Ziman’s signing, also says India Eisley (”The Secret Life Of The American Teenager”, ”Maleficent”) and Callan McAuliffe (”Underground: The Julian Assange Story”, ”The Great Gatsby”) have signed to co-star.

The original Kite was controversial for its graphic depictions of sex and violence involving an orphaned girl who’s taken under the wing of a pair of corrupt detectives investigating her parents’ murder. The new version is described 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).

The feature version of the Japanese anime is set to shoot later this month in South Africa.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Experienced in the art of journalism, marketing, and making up excuses for not having to eat my Brussels Sprouts.

More in Movie News

Emily Blunt wallpaper (14)

Emily Blunt a lock for Marvel movie?

ClintAug 1, 2015
felicityjones

A Fett in Rogue One?

ClintAug 1, 2015
SOLACE

Trailer : Solace

ClintAug 1, 2015
taron

Shortlist for Lionsgate’s Robin Hood revealed

ClintAug 1, 2015
roddypiper

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (1954 – 2015)

Editorial StaffAug 1, 2015
oldman

Three more join Asa Butterfield in STX’s intergalactic love story

AshAug 1, 2015
Ghostbusters Day 16

Reitman says Tatum-Pratt Ghostbusters isn’t real!?

Editorial StaffJul 31, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2 featurette released ahead of DVD/BD bow next week!

Editorial StaffJul 31, 2015
British actor Daniel Radcliffe poses for photographers on the red carpet as he arrives for the UK Premier of "Horns" in central London on October 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALLBEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 534575666

Daniel Radcliffe joins the FBI for Imperium

AshJul 31, 2015