Check These Out: First Official Kick-Ass Photos!
by Alex Billington
November 13, 2008
We were just sent over two new photos from Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, the upcoming comic book adaptation that we've been talking about for a while. We've been waiting and waiting to finally get a real photo of Dave Lizewski in his homemade costume - and here it is! For those who thinks this looks a bit cheesy, that is exactly the point. Dave is just a kid who wonders why more people don't dress up in crazy costumes and become heroes on their own - so he does it himself. The first photo looks like it's from the scene where he first goes out and gets his ass kicked encountering some thugs on the street. The reason why he ends up getting famous is because people record the fight and put it on YouTube. Take a look!
I've got to admit, these look much better than I was expecting. It looks like Vaughn is really going to pull it off - and as a huge fan of the comic book series, I can't even begin to tell you how exciting that is.
Kick-Ass is both written and directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, of Layer Cake and Stardust previously. The screenplay was co-written by Vaughn and his writing partner Jane Goldman, of Stardust as well. The story is an adaptation of Mark Millar's comic of the same name that is currently in the middle of its first series. Kick-Ass was funded entirely by Matthew Vaughn on his own and doesn't yet have a distributor. However, we can expect Kick-Ass to eventually show up in theaters sometime in 2009.