Anime remake shot in SA


Anant Singh has announced that production of the live action adaptation of Yasoumi Umetsu’s hit Japanese anime movie, Kite, will be shot on location in Johannesburg with Samuel L. Jackson and India Eisley as the leads. Eisley’s credits include Underworld: Awakening and the upcoming Maleficent.

The movie also stars Australian actor, Callan McAuliffe, who appears in The Great Gatsby and Underground: The Julian Assange Story.

Singh and Distant Horizon’s Brian Cox will produce the film alongside co-producers Moises Cosio and Alberto Muffelmann of Detalle Films. Johannesburg-born Ralph Ziman will direct. He is best known for the gritty Jerusalema, the thriller Hearts and Minds and The Zoo Keeper.

Pre-production has begun in Johannesburg and the film will commence principal photography in February.

Kite is a character-driven action film about Sawa (India Eisley), 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 killed, Sawa vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father’s ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson).


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