Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

Sam Jackson Re-Teaming with 'Snakes on a Plane' Director for Anime Adaptation


Sam Jackson has still had it with these motherfuckin' snakes on this motherfuckin' plane, but he's apparently fine with the guy who directed him to shout that.

Speaking to (via), Jackson revealed that he'll soon be reunited with Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis for Kite, an live-action adaptation of the violent anime of the same name.

The original tells the story of a girl whose parents are murdered, leading her to be taken in (and abused!) by a detective on the case who also turns her into an assassin. While the original came out in 1998, this adaptation--which Ellis has been attached to since last fall-- reportedly now "takes place in a post-financial collapse corrupt society," so it seems the director is adding some political commentary to elevate the material, much as he elevated snakes by putting them on a plane.

Jackson says he's shooting the film right after RoboCop, so expect some delays on the other five films Ellis is reportedly developing. Sorry, Zombie Blondes.

  • March 6, 2013
    Not to be outdone by a rival Tarzan project's bold promise of the motion-capture of a guy from Twilight, director David Yates is reportedly looking to add some Oscar-caliber acting to his take on the Edgar Rice Burroughs tale.... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    If you figured the recent, untimely death of director David R. Ellis meant the end of his live-action adaptation of Kite, you would be wrong about that. Deadline reports the anime remake, previously meant to reunite Samuel L. Jackson with his Snakes on a Plane director in an en... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2012
    Still showing a willingness to work with the robotically stilted that has placed him in a Siri ad and two Hayden Christensen films, Samuel L. Jackson has joined MGM's remake of RoboCop.... / Continue →
  • There are Comments