“The challenge was to create an electronic score that still had heart. Capturing the aggression and edginess of an amped-up assassin is relatively simple when playing with twitchy machines – but the film demanded a musical layer that reflected our heroine’s pain, her vulnerability, her numbness,” -Composer Paul Hepker.
Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa’s mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father’s ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth.
The soundtrack to Kite, with original music by Composer Paul Hepker (The Bird Can’t Fly, Rendition) will release next month on Lakeshore Records. Directed by Ralph Ziman (Gangster’s Paradise, The Zookeeper), the film is based on the groundbreaking anime by Yasuomi Umetsu.
Kite: A young woman tracks down the murder of her parents with the help of her cop father’s ex-partner. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Home of the Brave), India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening, The Secret Life of an American Teenager)and Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby, I Am Number 4). Kite is in theaters and VOD on October 10, and exclusively on DirecTV on August 28. More soundtrack details forthcoming.