David Ellis Helms Live-Action “Kite” Remake

David R. Ellis (“Final Destination 2,” “Shark Night 3D”) is set to direct the live action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 Japanese anime movie “Kite” at Distant Horizon reports Variety.

The story is a character-driven actioneer about a young woman living in a failed state, post-financial collapse, where the corrupt security force profits in human trafficking.

When her police father is slain, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father’s ex-partner – unaware he is the man who had her father killed.

Moises Cosio, Alejandro Saevich, Anant Singh and Brian Cox are producing. Shooting aims to kick off in January.