The film, adapted from Mark Millar‘s comic series of the same name, has been building buzz ever since Vaughn showed off some footage at Comic Con this year.
Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts!
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is a teenager who dreams of fame and glory. He decides (perhaps unwisely) that the best way to achieve this is by becoming a masked vigilante named Kick Ass. Although his decision is first met with disastrous consequences, a leaked YouTube video of his exploits makes him a celebrated hero and a household name. However, with this fame comes higher stakes, as he gets the attention of some dangerous crims and meets some previously existing crime fighters, notably Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz).
I love how the trailer is able to capture the gloriously anarchistic and celebratory violence of the comic book (of which I am a big fan). According to reports from Comic Con, Vaughn has not skimped on the coarse language or extreme volume of blood.
I look forward to seeing more footage of Moretz in action. Considering some of the eye-poppingly violent acts Hit Girl commits in the comic, I can imagine Moretz will become somewhat of a cult figure in 2010. She is also slated to star alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee as the vampiric Abby in Let Me In, the remake of the great Let The Right One In.
Kick Ass opens April 16, 2010 in the United States, with an Australian release to follow.
Discuss: Millar wrote the comic Wanted, which was also adapted for the screen in 2008. Does that make you more or less excited about Kick Ass?