Mark Millar's Kick-Ass Is Ready for Production
Mark Millar's Wanted is about to hit the theatres, but the writer is already busy working on his next project - adapting the film version of Kick-Ass, based on the comic of the same name. Millar talked to Comic Book Resources about the future of the film, including touching on the question of casting.
Millar wouldn't directly state who was going to be featured in the film, but did state that casting had been completed. "The casting's all been done, and everything's all in line now with that. There's two big names attached, which I can't mention so we can get on the cover of Variety, the Scottish writer stated. "And now we've got everyone. The kids who show up at the end of issue #3 - we just cast the girl, and that was a really tricky one because we needed to find someone who could do martial arts stuff. So the whole movie's ready to roll."
Kick-Ass follows the story of a 15-year-old boy named Dave Lizewski who, despite living in the "real world", decides to become a superhero. The film enters production in August 2008, although no release date has yet been set. Matthew Vaughn co-wrote the script and is expected to direct.