Kite:XXX director, Rob Cohen is set to direct and produce a live action version of the Japanese anime cult classic, Kite. The orignal version was written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu in 1998. The story follows a young girl, Sawa, who is orphaned after the murder of her parents and taken in by a crooked detective. He trains her as a killer and sends her after his chosen targets after detailing crimes that they have supposedly committed. Sawa teams up with another trained orphan to attempt a hit and the two become friends and the friendship may eventually lead to Sawa breaking the manipulative control of the detective.

Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Brian B.