We all should know the story by now: Matthew Vaughn — director of Layer Cake and Stardust — decided that a movie based on Mark Millar‘s ultra-violent graphic novel Kick-Ass needed to be made, and brought it to the money. Unfortunately, none of the studios had any interest in making a movie that would include an 11-year-old girl who is deadly surgical with a Katana blade. Instead of giving in, Vaughn went down another path and pulled the unthinkable: he went and got the money all by himself…all $75 Million of it. Since this bold move, Kick-Ass has been growing into a very popular project with many itching to see this “outside-the-box” superhero movie. After some footage at Comic Con was universally praised, the studios that had passed were now battling each other for the very right to distribute the film.
Now, finally, we the regular folk of the world are able to get our first peek at this curious and intriguing little flick with the release of the very first official trailer, and it was surely worth the wait. Kick-Ass promises to be a funny, fully-entertaining movie for adults, and it is fair to assume that it won’t take long to acquire a massive fan-following.
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As you’ll quickly see, this isn’t like your typical comic book movie. It tells the story of regular kids who decide that they think that they too can be superheroes and make a difference in the world. And just as would happen if you or I attempted to dress up and fight crime, many beatings will come their way. You’ll catch glimpses at Aaron Johnson as Kick-Ass, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Red Mist, ChloÃ« Moretz as Hit Girl, and Nicolas Cage as Big Daddy.