According to Variety, David R. Ellis
('Snakes on a Plane', 'The Final Destination') will direct the live action remake of the 1998 OVA Kite
Anant Singh and Brian Cox of Distant Horizon will produce, along with Moisés Cosio and Alejandro Saevich of Detalle Films in Mexico.
The live action 'Kite' is being developed as a character-driven actioner centered on a young woman living in a failed state, post-financial collapse, where the corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When her father, a cop, is slain by someone dirty inside the force, she vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father's ex-partner.
"I am a big fan of Yasuomi Umetsu and honored to bring the amazing world of 'Kite' to the big screen," Ellis said.
The producers are now casting and production is aimed to start this January.