The controversial anime series Kite has been adapted into a feature length motion picture, and if this CraveOnline Exclusive clip is any indication, it hasn’t been toned down nearly as much as fans might expect. It’s NSFW, y’all!
Kite stars India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Sawa, a young girl orphaned after the brutal murder of her parents, taken in by her father’s former partner Samuel L. Jackson (you know damn well who he is) and trained to be an underage assassin. The film was set to be directed by David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane) until his unexpected passing in 2013, and now comes to you from director Ralph Ziman (Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema).
Kite will premiere exclusively on DIRECTV on August 28th, followed by a theatrical/VOD release on October 10th.
From the Press Release:
Never Underestimate a Girl with Nothing to Lose. Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, 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.