His new movie Shark Night 3D opened yesterday, and despite not expecting huge box office returns director David R. Ellis has inked his next deal with the studio Distant Horizon. Variety reports, Ellis will helm a live action remake of the Japanese anime movie Kite, which was originally released in 1998 by filmmaker Yasuomi Umetsu.
Original ‘Kite’ Trailer:
Kite is the story of a young woman, Sawa, who was orphaned when both her parents are brutally murdered. She is taken in by a police detective named Akai, who trains her to be a professional killer. He turns Sawa and a young orphan boy named Oburi into his puppets and makes them kill to fulfill his own sense of justice against those he feel are harming society.
Production is expected to begin in January and casting is currently under way.
Other titles directed by Ellis include: 2011 – Shark Night 3D, 2009 – The Final Destination, 2008/IV – Asylum, 2006 – Snakes on a Plane, 2004 – Cellular, 2003 – Final Destination 2, 1996 – Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco