Ellis to Fly 'Kite'
"Shark Night 3D" director David R. Ellis is coming aboard to direct the live action remake of the Japanese anime movie "Kite," Variety's Dave McNary exclusively reports. The film is being developed as a character-driven actioner centered on a young woman living in a failed state, post-financial collapse, where the corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When her father, a cop, is slain by a corrupt officer, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father's ex-partner -- never realizing he is the man who had her father killed. Producers are currently casting and aiming to go into production in January.