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New trailer & release date for Kite, starring Samuel L. Jackson

At the beginning of the year we brought you the first trailer for Ralph Ziman's adaptation of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime KITE, later learning that Anchor Bay had scooped up U.S. and Canadian rights to the revenge thriller. Today we have a brand new trailer as well as the details on when you can expect to finally check this one out.  Starring Samuel L. Jackson, India...

Gus Van Sant reportedly in line to direct Death Note for Warner Bros

Last news received on the DEATH NOTE front, Shane Black had written a script for the feature adaptation of the popular Japanese manga, with an eye toward directing; this as recently as April 2013 . Obviously, he's now has his hands full with the reboot of PREDATOR , so that's not in the cards anymore. But the project is far from dead. According to The Tracking Board, Gus...

First trailer for Samuel L. Jackson-starring revenge thriller Kite

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....

Graphic novel Parasyte being turned into feature film by Toho

Hitoshi Iwaaki's science-fiction horror manga PARASYTE is getting two live-action film adaptations by director Takashi Yamazaki (live-action Space Battleship Yamato) and legendary Japanese studio Toho (the GODZILLA series). The first film is slated to open in Japan in December 2014, and the second film will open in 2015. This won't be the first time a PARASYTE movie has...

Live action Akira movie back on with Jaume Collet-Serra returning to helm

The big-budget, live action version of AKIRA has stalled more often than my old motorcycle, but that hasn't stopped Warner Bros. from trying to get it going again and again. Now Variety is reporting that HOUSE OF WAX and ORPHAN director Jaume Collet-Serra is in discussions to return to the directors chair for AKIRA, signing on to helm Warner Bros. adaptation of the popular anime...

Shane Black still has a Death Note adaptation in the works

Back in 2011 , it was announced that legendary action-comedy scribe Shane Black (LETHAL WEAPON, THE LAST BOY SCOUT) has become attached to Warner Bros.' adaptation of the Japanese manga DEATH NOTE. Since that time, he has busied himself with a little project called IRON MAN 3, which will be released next week. Now that he's finally ready to walk away from Tony Stark, it's time to...
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