Synopsis: When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the apparent help of his ex-partner.
Release Date: TBA 2014
Thoughts: Adapted from the popular 1998 Japanese anime, the US version of Kite has been through some less than breezy days in its way to the big screen. Originally planned for 2008, the film lost some air when production details couldn’t be locked down. Then when there was a green light to move forward the original director (David R. Ellis) sadly passed away during filming in South Africa. With a replacement director wrapping things up Kite will get a chance to soar sometime in 2014 but fans are doubtful the overall impact of the original (which was heavy with the kind of sex and violence that would be next to impossible to secure in live-action format) can be matched no matter how flashy and amped up this first preview looks like the remake will be. I’m thinking this could be a nice little bit of high adrenaline distraction with the always interesting presence of Samuel L. Jackson (Oldboy, Django Unchained) keeping things grounded.