Samuel L. Jackson Introduces First Trailer for ‘Kite,’ Plus 9 Minutes of Footage (Video)

The upcoming action flick centers around a young, female assassin that looks a lot like Hit-Girl from “Kick-Ass” (except her wig is pink, instead of purple)

Editor’s note: The video embedded in a previous version of this post was an unauthorized trailer and has been removed at the request of the filmmakers.

Samuel L. Jackson introduced the first trailer and nine minutes of footage from his next film, “Kite,” which is an adaptation of a Japanese anime about a young, female assassin on the hunt for her parents’ murderer.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of this particular material,” Jackson says in his introduction (above). “I watched the film, I read the graphic novel, I’ve been all over this for a lot of years, and I really hope that all of you — any of you that are familiar with it — will be pleased with what we did.”

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India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) plays the teenage killer, while Jackson plays the cop who looks out for her while she blasts her way through the criminal underworld. Callan McAuliffe (“The Great Gatsby”) co-stars.

The action movie, directed by South African filmmaker Ralph Ziman, does not have a release date yet.