Director Matthew Vaughn has decided to the tackle the movie adaptation of Kick-Ass, the comic book series written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita. The story of Kick-Ass revolves around a boy who decides to become a super-hero and to fight against crime. Kick-Ass dramatically satirizes comic book tropes and superhero conventions.
The film is starring Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. There is no official release date yet, but we may expect the movie Kick-Ass for the second half of 2009.
Here below a first look at Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass and also to Christopher Mintz-Plasse who's been cast as Red Mist (in the car):
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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
The movie Kick-Ass comes in the wake of Wanted: one more movie adapted from a comic book by Mark Millar that makes the apology of violence... Well, I don't mind: Wanted was great! I hope that the movie Kick-Ass will be rated R by the MPAA. If it was rated below it would just be a let down compared to the original comic book...