Hyper-Violent Anime Gets a Hollywood Live-Action Trailer

The classic, cult-hit anime Kite is coming to the big screen in a live-action Hollywood production starring Samuel L. Jackson and India Eisely. Here's the flick's debut trailer.

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It feels reminiscent of Luc Besson's The Professional (not a bad thing), and I doubt the live-action version will be anywhere as violent (or pornographic) as the highly influential (and controversial) anime.

Samuel L. Jackson is a big fan of the original source material, so fingers crossed that this successfully makes the leap to Hollywood.

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Kite Official Trailer #1 (2014) [MovieClips Trailers]

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shippoyasha
Shippoyasha

Hollywood already butchered something like Old Boy which is nowhere near as dark as Kite was, which had allusions of rape, physical/psychological torture and extremely violent action scenes. If they thought Old Boy was too violent and risque, then something like this is bound to fail.

Not to mention the live action adaptation misses the point that the original anime was pushing a lot of boundaries as far as animation techniques go and was hailed as such back then. This is just not something modern Hollywood is able to faithfully adapt in the modern era.