Monday, 17 November 2008

"Kick-Ass" Movie - First pictures

If you're a true comic fan you should have come across Kick-Ass by now, and if you're a fan of Kick-Ass then you should know that it's currently being made into a movie. Now if only they adapted Invincible... that would be something!

Kick-Ass is an ongoing, creator-owned, American comic book series written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John Romita, Jr and is published by Marvel Comics under the company's Icon imprint. It dramatically satirizes comic book tropes and superhero conventions.

Kick-Ass Synopsis:

Dave Lizewski, an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student and the child of a loving single father, takes his interest in comic books as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. He assembles a suit and mask, which he wears under his normal clothing, begins exercising, and practices things like walking on roofs, sating his ambitions for a time. He eventually seeks to fight crime, his first attempt at which leads to a severe beating and stabbing by thugs, followed by his wandering into the street and being hit by a car.He retains his secret identity, however, stripping off and hiding his costume before paramedics arrive.

Telling his father he was mugged, he undergoes intense physical rehabilitation, including four operations. He is released weeks later, and as soon as he is off crutches dons the suit once more and goes on patrol. When he saves a man from a beating,an onlooker catches the scene on a cellphone camera and uploads it to YouTube, turning Lizewski into an overnight sensation christened with the name Kick-Ass.

In school, the mugging excuse used to cover up his bruises spawns rumors Lizewski is a gay prostitute. Believing them, his longtime crush, Katie Deauxma, adopts him as a "gay best friend". Lizewski goes along with this in an effort to spend time with her. His father, worried about him, gives him a can of police-issue pepper-spray for protection.

As Kick-Ass, Lizewski sets up a MySpace account, so people can contact him for help. The first such request he investigates leads him to an apartment of violent lowlifes who try to kill him. He is rescued by a costumed young girl wielding a sword,who kills all the attackers and then leaves to join a grown man she calls Big Daddy, and who calls her Hit-Girl.The two disregard Lizewski and drive away. Lizewski later learns the police attribute the deaths to a criminal "turf war"; he also discovers online that Kick-Ass has inadvertently inspired a new subculture of people dressed in makeshift, original superhero costumes.

Kick-Ass Movie:

A film version, in pre-production as of May 2008, was fully financed by Matthew Vaughn's MARV Films, written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, and directed by Vaughn. The Hollywood Reporter gave the financed amount as $30 million, while Millar updated the figure to $65 million.

Aaron Johnson has been cast as the main character Dave Lizewski. Nicolas Cage will play a former cop who, in his quest to bring down an evil drug lord played by Mark Strong, has trained his 11-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit Girl, being played by Chloƫ Moretz. Lyndsy Fonseca has been cast Lizewski's crush, Katie Deauxma. Christopher Mintz-Plasse has been cast as a nemesis named the Red Mist. Series creator Mark Millar, a native of Scotland, has asked Scottish TV children's-show host Glen Michael to make a cameo appearance.

First Movie Pictures:

Kick-Ass – handing out a beating to some street thugs with the help of two lead pipes.

Aaron Johnson is Kick-Ass!

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