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The Weinstein Company Has Acquired
Kite For Worldwide Rights Excluding US
South Africa & India From Distant Horizon

Kite - Shot In Johannesburg
Days before attending the Cannes Film festival Anant Singh President of Distant Horizon concluded a deal with The Weinstein Company (TWC) to acquire worldwide rights (excluding the US, South Africa and India) to Kite, the live action remake of Yasuomi Umetsu's hit Japanese anime movie, Kite, which has completed shooting in South Africa. Kite stars Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley and Australian Callan McAuliffe and is directed by Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema).

Commenting on the deal, 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." TWC's David Glasser commented, "We are extremely pleased to continue doing business together with our friends and partners, the Singh's on Kite, which is shaping up to be a great action title for us. We look forward to showing buyers a first look at some early footage in Cannes."

Kite, which was shot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a character-driven action film that charts the story of Sawa, portrayed by India Eisley, a young woman living in a failed state, post-financial collapse, where the corrupt security force profits on the trafficking of young women. When her father, a cop, is killed, Sawa vows to track the murderer down with the help of her father's ex-partner, Karl Aker as played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Ralph Ziman is best-known for the gritty, multi award winner, Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema which premiered in 2008 at Berlin Film Festival. He also helmed the critically acclaimed thriller, Hearts and Minds and The Zoo Keeper Anant Singh and Distant Horizon's Brian Cox are the producers with Detalle Films' Moises Cosio and Alberto Muffelmann the co-producers.

The deal was negotiated by Anant Singh and Alan Grodin of the law firm, Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin for Distant Horizon; and by David Glasser, Michal Steinberg and Michael Rothstein for The Weinstein Company.

Sales of Kite to international buyers starts at Cannes. Contact The Weinstein company at Residence Gray D'Albion, Apartment 6G2
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