Earlier this week, I posted up a news story about the new live-action Kite adaption being manned by director of Shark Night 3D and Snakes on a Plane fame David R. Ellis. If anything, I was just a bit skeptical on this adaption being something akin to his more wacky, out-there films. Though in a recent interview he talks a little about the film and how it'll take a more serious approach, i.e. more subtle storytelling, real stunts and no tacked-on 3D for theater-goers.
Stressing that it's going to be a 2D movie is relieving, as the trend with films adding more dimensions to get off easier with being silly is something I'm glad being avoided with Kite. While the OVA wasn't admittedly the most realistic piece of animation ever conceived, the fact that Ellis is taking this project as seriously as if he were making The Matrix is a great sign. Kite is arguably one of my favorite original anime, so it's surprising to have me take such a drastic 180° on the project. You can read the full interview here.
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