According to Risky Biz Blog, just two weeks after footage from director Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass was screened at Comic-Con, three studios are now circling the project:

Two weeks after promo footage unspooled at Comic-Con, Kick-Ass, the Matthew Vaughn comic-book adaptation about an everyday teen who becomes a superhero, is closing in on a buyer. RELATED: Kick-Ass Gets a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital Release This Fall

Lionsgate, Paramount and Universal are in the running for the pic, which Vaughn financed independently after some studios found the project's violence too graphic and some of its dialogue too profanity-laced and opted not to board it at the script stage.

But the Comic-Con event garnered a hugely warm response from the fan universe, which has in turn helped convince the companies to reconsider. Buyer screenings followed the week after Comic-Con, and several studios began circling the pic.

Studios interested in Kick-Ass see a Vaughn pickup, even at a price in the solid seven figures and with a significant P&A commitment, as a way to plug a franchise-level property into their slate with comparatively little financial risk or production headaches.

Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz star in the pic, which Vaughn, the director of movies like Stardust and Layer Cake, penned with writing partner Jane Goldman.