'Shark Night 3D' Director David R. Ellis to Make Live Action Version of 'Kite'

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Distant Horizon and Detalle Films are producing the cult anime remake.

David R. Ellis, whose new movie Shark Night 3D opens today, has signed on to direct a live action remake of the Japanese anime movie Kite.

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Directed by Yasuomi Umetsu, the original film, released in 1998, tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt state, who vows to track down the man who murdered her father, who had been a cop.

Distant Horizon’s Anant Singh and Brian Cox are producing along with Detalle Films’ Moises Cosio and Alejandro Saevich.

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“We are delighted to be collaborating with David Ellis” Singh said. “We believe that his talent as an action director and his commercial sensibilities will bring immense value to the project and make it a success.”

The new film is scheduled to go into production in January.

Ellis, repped by Principato-Young and attorney Tom Hunter, also directed Snakes on a Plane and The Final Destination.

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