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Samuel L. Jackson is re-teaming with his “Snakes on a Plane” director David Ellis for Ellis’ upcoming adaptation of the Japanese anime “Kite”. Besides that, he reveals he’s still on tap to shoot his scenes for the “RoboCop” remake, and he’d really like to be in the new “Star Wars” movies … despite the fact that his character Mace Windu died in the prequels.
Talking to Movies.com, Jackson confirms his involvement in Ellis’ “Kite”:
After [RoboCop], I’m going to do this live-action version of Kite, the Japanese anime. I’ll be doing a live-action version of that in Johannesburg.
Jackson is likely playing the partner of a murdered cop, who teams up with the cop’s young daughter as she seeks revenge for her father’s death. Or it could be another role, but that seems like something he would be cast in.
The last time we heard anything about “Kite”, it was way back in 2011. There hasn’t been much movement on the film since, though Jackson’s involvement is the first major progress on the adaptation.
Meanwhile, Jackson has begun his campaign to appear in the new “Star Wars” movies:
They can bring me back alive with one hand, I don’t care — just let me back in!
So yeah, Disney, let the man back in already! He can totally make a character with one hand work! Then again, it’s not like characters in the “Star Wars” universe have ever let losing a hand deterred them.