Here’s a teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass comic.
I have to admit, I’ve never been a fan of Millar’s output, which I always considered tried that little bit too hard to be edgy, while other (IMHO, better) writers managed it with a bit of subtlety and grace. I hated the Wanted comic and I’ve heard the film version, while vastly different to the source material, wasn’t worth the time of day either.
I have to admit though, this film (directed by Matthew Vaughn, of Layer Cake/Stardust fame) looks kinda cool.
The story centres around a young, bored teenage boy named Dave Lizewski (played by relative newcomer Aaron Johnson), who decides one day that he’ll fight back against the injustices of the world by donning a costume and assuming the mantle of the crime-fighting, though super power-free ‘Kick-Ass’. As you’d expect from Millar, not all goes according to plan.
The film also stars Nicolas Cage as fellow vigilante, ‘Big Daddy’, as well as Superbad‘s Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Kick-Ass is due for release in the second quarter of 2010.