A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings Kick-Ass to the big screen.
Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.
His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage).
The original Kick-Ass helped launch the burgeoning careers of both Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the title character and Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl, but it remains unclear if they would be willing to come back for the prequel or sequel projects. Would you be interested in seeing either a Hit-Girl prequel or Kick-Ass 3? Chime in with your thoughts and stay tuned for more updates.
Kick-Ass 3 is in development .Read More
During a recent interview, Chloe Moretz expressed her concern for online piracy, and claims that it is the sole reason why we will never see another Kick-Ass sequel. She also reveals that she has no plans on returning if Kick-Ass 3 comes to fruition.
This isn't the first time piracy has been blamed for poor box office numbers, The Expendables 3 most recently felt the effects of the crime. The film did poorly in theaters, presumably because it was leaked a few weeks before it's official release.Read More
The show celebrated cinema's next generation of talent with first-time winners Justin Bieber, Chloe Moretz, Ellen Page, Alexys Nycole Sanchez and Emma Stone, as well as returning favorites Tom Felton, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, among others.
The fantastical set featured lush green landscapes, a glowing hillside and cascading crystals that turned the night into a psychedelic summer night's dream. It was the perfect backdrop for MTV to give viewers "first looks" at some of the year's most highly-anticipated movies, including exclusive footage from the super-secret Super 8 presented by J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney; never-before-seen footage from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1; and a sneak peek clip from the concluding chapter of the most successful film franchise in movie history, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, introduced by the film's leading actress Emma Stone.Read More
I'll never look at female skiing in the same way ever again. Now, if we can only get shots of Jessica Alba as a beach volleyball player...
Big thanks to colleagues @RyanGallagher (no relation) and @BonnieGrrl for the heads up on this fantastic trailer via my Twitter account. I honestly can't stop watching this trailer and I hope you guys think it's as hilarious as I do. Also, if you want to check out the rest of these "literal trailers," you can CLICK HERE.Read More
The Matthew Vaughn film Kick-Ass certainly took some names and lived up to its title on the home video charts, debuting in the top spot on the DVD sales, rentals and Blu-ray sales charts in its first week on the shelves, the week ending August 8.
The superhero film had some stiff competition in the Fox children's film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which came in second on the DVD sales and rental charts. It was said that Diary of a Wimpy Kid came in a close second in DVD sales, taking in 88% of the DVD sales that Kick-Ass ammassed. Both films finished 1-2 on both the DVD sales and rental charts, with last week's winner, Clash of the Titans, taking third place in DVD sales and rentals. The only other notable new release on the charts was The Ghost Writer, which took fourth place on the DVD sales charts and sixth place in rentals.Read More
Film producers often have intriguing stories of how they got into the business. Tarquin Pack's story is one that saw him rise through the ranks with each film he worked on. He started out as a production assistant on the British film Mean Machine, where he met producer and soon-to-be sought-after director Matthew Vaughn. From then on, Pack has worked with Vaughn on all of his directorial outings, Layer Cake, Stardust and this year's fantastic film Kick-Ass, which was just released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 3. I just had the chance to speak with this producer about his experiences on the film and here's what he had to say.
You've been working with Matthew for quite some time and your role has been elevated each time. Can you talk a bit about how that relationship first started and how you became a full-fledged producer for Kick-Ass?Read More
Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) were the lead characters in Mark Millar's original incarnation of the comic book Kick-Ass. Realizing that he needed a more centralized protagonist, he relegated the father-daughter crime-fighting duo to secondary status, allowing for Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), aka Kick-Ass, to take center stage as our hero.
When Matthew Vaughn decided to adapt this written work of art for the screen, he had the keen knowledge to hire both Moretz and Cage for this second banana outfit, and they have since gone on to become the break out stars of the film, overshadowing everyone else around them. So its no wonder why Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn will focus more on these characters when the inevitable sequel hits sometime in 2012.Read More