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Watch: 9 Minutes From Anime Adaptation 'Kite' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 5, 2014 at 8:06PM

There are a lot of movies coming in 2014, but one you might have unfortunately forgotten about is "Kite." Why should you keep this one on your radar? Well, it's an adaptation of an anime that is renowned for it's rather graphic sexuality, and not only does Samuel L. Jackson star in the movie, he's a big fan of the material as well, which hopefully means this version will retain some of the spirit of the source material.
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Kite

There are a lot of movies coming in 2014, but one you might have unfortunately forgotten about is "Kite." Why should you keep this one on your radar? Well, it's an adaptation of an anime that is renowned for it's rather graphic sexuality, and not only does Samuel L. Jackson star in the movie, he's a big fan of the material as well, which hopefully means this version will retain some of the spirit of the source material.

At any rate, you'll be able to judge for yourself, as nine minutes from the movie—a trailer followed by a lengthy clip—have emerged by surprise online, presumably ahead of schedule, considering there isn't even a release date yet for "Kite." The film is based on the comic by Yasuomi Umetsu and directed by Ralph ZimanIndia Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Underworld: Awakening”) and Callan McAuliffe ("The Great Gatsby," "I Am Number Four") co-star in the tale that's set in a failed state where a corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When a girl's (Eisley) policeman father is killed, she vows to track down the murderer with the help of his ex-partner (Jackson).

The result? Dubstep, guns and kicking in something that certainly looks very graphic novel-y. As we said, no release date yet, but watch below and let us know what you think. [via Dark Horizons]

Update: Video removed by request.

This article is related to: Kite, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Film Trailers


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