South African filmmaker Ralph Ziman ("Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema") has come onboard to helm the live action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s 1998 Japanese anime "Kite".
At the same time, Callan McAuliffe ("Underground: The Julian Assange Story") and India Eisley ("Maleficent") have joined the cast which includes the previously announced Samuel L. Jackson.
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.
Ziman replaces the late David R. Ellis, and filming aims to begin in Johannesburg later this month.
Moisés Cosio, Alejandro Saevich, Anant Singh and Brian Cox are producing.