Pencil in April 16, 2010 as a day you’re going to be busy.  That’s the date Lionsgate is planning on releasing Matthew Vaughn’s  Kick-Ass movie adaptation.

Lionsgate acquired North American distrib rights to “Kick-Ass” shortly after Comic-Con. Pic, starring Nicolas Cage and Aaron Johnson, is based on the bestselling comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. Storyline revolves around a young boy who inspires a subculture of wannabe superheroes who have no powers.

I’m sure after the government takes all my money on the 15th, I’ll be ready to kick some ass of my own, so this looks like a perfect release (and possible viral marketing campaign) for the film.

via Variety


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  1. And Nicholas Cage as Big Daddy. It’s what he does when he’s not stealing Shelby Cobras or predicting the end of the world. Ghost Rider!

    Although I haven’t read it, I do like the concept of this comic. From the time I was 8 I have speculated on how a person might go about becoming a costumed crime-fighter in the real world.

    I had this all worked out. Had a costume design and everything. … Then I got a job.

    I’ll look forward to this movie (which is Rated R, as I think it should be for the sake of realism).

  2. I guess I am the only person who could care less about this movie?

    Got no interest.I picked up the first couple of issues of the series, waited for it to get good and original, and then dropped it.

    But, it is nice to know what the next big comic convention costume theme will be for next year. ;)

    • Kick-Ass is a cynical, teen-oriented series with drugs and violence and blam blam action… I enjoy it greatly, myself, but my arrested adolescent phase isn’t scheduled to end until I’m 55… Still, I am excited, in a theoretical way, to see how it works on the screen.

  3. This movie rocked me good. Seen it at a test screening and it was great fun. And that’s with an unfinished in effects product. Hit Girl will get your attention and take away all the glory of the film. She is something else. I’m looking forward to seeing it in theaters fully finished now. Trust me kiddies, this film does not pull back any punches on the blood and violence from the comics, if anything it adds to it. Vaughn finally has something to be proud of since Layer Cake.

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