Way back in September of 2011 we alerted you to an adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime KITE that, at the time, was set to be helmed by SNAKES ON A PLANE and SHARK NIGHT 3D director David R. Ellis. Unfortunately Ellis passed away early last year (tomorrow will mark one year since his passing) so screenwriter Ralph Ziman took up the directing duties on the Samuel L. Jackson-starring revenge thriller, and today we have the first trailer for the flick below.
In May of last year The Weinstein Company picked up worldwide rights for KITE, which also stars India Eisley and Callan McAuliffe, and we can expect to see the film heading our way later this year.
For those unfamiliar with the source material, KITE tells the story of...
...a grim dystopia in which a crooked security force profits from the sexual trafficking of vulnerable young women. When one young woman’s policeman father is killed by the regime, she sets out to find his killer, with a little help along the way from his former partner (Samuel L. Jackson).