February 3, 2013

India Eisley Cast As Lead In KITE, Ralph Ziman Takes Over As Director

Deadline reports that India Eisley (Maleficent, Underworld Awakening) has been cast as Sawa in the live-action Kite adaptation. India recently played the daughter of Selene in Underworld Awakening, so she has experience with action sets. She will join Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained, Avengers, Robocop) along with newly added Callan McAuliffe (Great Gatsby). South African director Ralph Ziman has taken over directing duites after the sudden death of it's original director David R. Eills. Ziman is best known for his film Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema. It will be interesting if the film can hold onto the visual style/graphic violence of the anime and end up becoming a bit of rival to the Kick-Ass franchise.

Charts the story of Sawa (Eisley), a young woman living in a failed state after the financial collapse, where a corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When Sawa’s policeman father is killed, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of his ex-partner, Karl Aker (Jackson).

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