Based on the still infamously brutal action anime, KITE is one of those films that acts as a gateway drug into the obsession that is adult-centric anime. Everything from pop bands to The Matrix have stolen inspiration from it. What Ninja Scroll is to the martial arts sub-genre, KITE was and is to the shoot-em up sub-genre of japanimation.
This live action “westernized” adaptation was announced so long ago I’d forgotten it still existed. Now that we have a trailer out, I can see why this was hiding for so long. Fans of the anime should NO DOUBT avert their eyes. Trailer is below along with a couple stills.