Locally produced anime movie, Kite, has already been snapped up by a major international distribution company ahead of its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival in France on Wednesday.
The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the live action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu’s Japanese hit animation.
Kite, which is produced by Anant Singh’s Distant Horizon, will be sold to international buyers at the festival which runs on May 15-26. The film which recently wrapped production in Johannesburg features stars the likes Samuel L Jackson, India Eisley and Australian sensation, Callan McAuliffe and is directed by Ralph Ziman.
The character-driven action flick tells the story of Sawa, (India Eisley), a little girl determined to hunt down her father’s killer and teams with her father’s ex-partner to do so.
Kite co-producer, Brian Cox said: “We are delighted to have concluded this deal with TWC. Given their wide ranging experience and success in handling the action genre, we believe that the film will perform exceptionally well in the territories they have acquired.”
Source: The New Age