Up until this year’s San Diego Comic Con I had never heard of Kick-Ass. Never knew it was a comic, nor knew an adaptation was in production. Lionsgate picked up the distribution rights back in August, and there’s already been a theatrical teaser. It’s okay, but the real seller for the R-rated superhero movie are the short minute-and-a-half teasers that have started to circulate on the Net.
Judging by this teaser, director Matthew Vaughn does not worry about the MPAA or trying to appease a studio that wants a PG-13 action movie. I had visions of Clive Owen’s Shoot ’em Up watching one sequence, and another that will make you want to go “Yeesh!” Do yourself a favor and watch it.
Chloe Moretz, who played Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s little sister in (500) Days of Summer and is also appearing in next year’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, plays Hit-Girl in Matthew Vaughn’s (Layer Cake, Stardust) adaptation of Mark Millar’s (Wanted) comic. Funded entirely by Vaughn and his investors, Kick-Ass looks to kick ass when it comes out in theaters on April 16, 2010.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!