So far, nothing about the live-action Kite has convinced me that the movie will be anything more than a complete and utter mess. Will it be able to capture the ickiness of the Yasuomi Umetsu anime OAV of the same name? Why the hell isn’t it getting a wider theatrical release? Samuel L. Jackson (a huge anime fan, it seems) has been cheerleading for this project for a while – but he was also really hot on Spike Lee’s OldBoy which was objectively awful.
Those are all concerns best left to when we all get to watch Kite when it comes to DIRECTV at the end of summer.
From the official synopsis:
Kite tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Underworld: Awakening), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa’s mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father’s ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Django Unchained), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth.
Kite, which is making its debut on DIRECTV on August 28, is coming to VOD/limited theaters October 10 and it looks appropriately bananas.