Shark Night 3D director to dip into the awful anime well


Sean really loved Shark Night 3D, so I can’t wait to see it myself. Director David Ellis already has his eyes on a new project, though this one doesn’t look nearly as loopily-amazing as Shark Night or his entry into the Final Destination series, Final Destination 2, a.k.a. The Best One. Ellis will be directing a live-action adaptation of the anime series Kite. Hey, a live action remake of an anime? What could possibly go wrong? Kite sounds like it will be waaaay too intense to adapt bit for bit, as it’s about a girl that finds herself forced into sexual slavery. And this is Japan, so “girl” means “she looks 12.” It includes graphic sex, violence, and nudity, including a young girl getting raped. So yeah, probably not gonna be too authentic, considering how Ellis lost his manhood somewhere between Piranha 3D and Shark Night.

Ellis will be adapting the plot, making it “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 — never realizing he is, in fact, the man who had her father killed.” Which sounds pretty boring and generic, really. Hey, a wronged woman has to track down her father’s murderer, and no one can be trusted! Whoopee.

One of you bastards is going to throw around the term “racebending” in the comments. Know that I hate everything that you are.

[Via /Film]