Do you love action (we’re talking about stylised violence not sexual intercourse)? Do you class graphic novels on the same plain as literary greats such as “The Great Gatsby” “The Hobbit” and “See Spot Run”? Do you love a good splatter flick? Well we’ve found the perfect film for you and it is literally “Kick-Ass”!
Based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar, who also created Wanted, the film is being brought to the screen by writer/producer/director Matthew Vaughn. Matthew wrote and directed Stardust and Layer Cake and produced Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. He is reunited with his Snatch star Brad Pitt who is a producer on the film.
“Kick-Ass” tells the story of a pretty average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to take his obsession with comic books as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name, Kick-Ass, assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one slight problem: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.
His life is forever changed as he inspires a whole heap of copycats, meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes: an 11-year-old-sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and forges a friendship with another fledgling superhero, Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). But thanks to the scheming of local mob boss Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong), the new alliance is put to the test.
“Kick-Ass” has already received some awesome reviews from its test screenings in London and Los Angeles and will undoubtedly score massive success here in Aus.
“Kick-Ass” is due for release in Australia in early April of 2010.