Let’s face it. Samuel L. Jackson is a tougher than tough tough guy. If he was approached by ten burly crooks, he’d single handedly kick their asses, steal their wallets, but some cricket bats with the money he found in the wallets, and then wait for them to wake up before using the bats to kick their asses again. Jackson’s name goes hand in hand with loud, swearing, brash action roles, and his latest film is no exception.
Kite is adapted from anime, which is Japanese hand drawn or computer animation, and tells the story of a futuristic society, where crooked security forces profit from the sexual trafficking of innocent young women. India Eisley (The Secret Life of an American Teenager) plays Sawa, a young woman whose policeman father is killed by the regime. She then sets out to find his killer, with a little help along the way from his former partner (played by Jackson).
If you are viewing the trailer on line, we suggest your computer is plugged in to a power source, as it’s over nine minutes long, but features Samuel L. Jackson introducing the trailer, complete with Gandhi’s old spectacles.
Written by Yasuomi Umetsu, and directed by Ralph Ziman, Kite has not yet got an official release date, but is expected to arrive sometime in 2014.