Mark Millar’s comic books are a hot source material for Hollywood since Wanted. The latest movie to be based on Mark Millar’s work is Kick-Ass, an upcoming action movie based on the comic book of the same name and directed by Matthew Vaughn. Kick-Ass is about a boy who throws on a super-hero outfit and goes fight against crime even he doesn’t have any superpower. Kick-Ass breaks and reimagines superhero conventions in a dramatic satire full of violence.
The movie Kickass is starring Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. No official release date announced yet, but the movie should be released during the second half of 2009.
We have a few set photos with Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist:
Below the picture of a stuntman wearing the superhero costume of Kick-Ass:
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“Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.” (Source: IMDb)
– Aaron Johnson as the main character Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass
– Nicolas Cage will play a former cop
– Chloe Moretz as the cop’s daughter, aka Hit girl
– Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist
– Mark Strong as an evil druglord
– Lyndsy Fonseca as the hottie Lizewski is hitting on
I hope that Director Matthew Vaughn won’t shy away from a R rating: ok, it would mean that a younger public wouldn’t be allowed to watch the movie in theaters (because of the dictatorial stance of the MPAA), but if Matthew Vaughn wants to be faithful to the original material, the movie Kick-Ass has to be rated R!