What is it?
Kick-Ass, the latest comic book to become a film.
What's it about?
Kick-Ass follows the adventures of several young superheroes as they dish out justice in extremely violent ways. The plot of the movie should be somewhat appealing to some folks since it involves a young boy who is a comic book fan and one day he decides to become a superhero. Along the way he encounters a father and daughter duo who are on the trail of a drug baron and violence and hilarity ensue. Kick-Ass is based on the comic of the same name which was created by Mark Millar (Wanted).
- Who’s in it?
Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski/Kick Ass
Nicolas Cage as Damon Macready/Big Daddy
Chloe Moretz as Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
Mark Strong as Frank D’Amico
Christopher Mintze-Plasse as Chris D’Amico/Red Mist
Who’s making it?
Kick-Ass is the latest film from director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Stardust) who is quite dedicated about the project as he funded a majority of the budget himself since finding financing for an uber violent super hero movie involving an 11 year-old girl killing criminals was a bit difficult. Vaughn also co-wrote the script and promises that the film will stay true to the nature of the comic.
Why should I give a damn?
Honestly it’s a bit too early to tell. So far no one has seen any footage but the publicity stills released so far does inspire some confidence. Kick-Ass could go down as being a unique comic book movie due to the graphic violence and the visuals, which includes the heroes wearing “traditional” cloth costumes instead of leather or latex. On the other hand it could end up being a movie that only a few will understand and the mass audience finds totally odd due to teenage heroes killing villains in graphic ways. The movie should be well directed though as Vaughn has a good knack for directing and making films interesting.
When is it out?
Media (coming soon)