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More Kick-Ass Set Photos - Opening Scene Action Shoot

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September 22, 2008
Source: SlashFilm

More Kick-Ass Set Photos - Opening Scene Action Shoot

Our friends at SlashFilm have been sent some new photos from the set of Kick-Ass, which is currently shooting up in Toronto. By this point in time, I don't think this film needs an introduction. We've talked about it so much that I'm pretty sure everyone knows what it's about (if not, just read some older posts). The photos below are of the opening scene to the film (and the comic) that shows a wanna-be superhero who dives off of a building in his costume but plummets to his death on top of a taxi cab. If you care to hear about how the opening sequence to the film will play out, you can read the description from the shoot on the site. Check these out - they prove that Matthew Vaughn is working on one hell of an adaptation.

Actually, the funny thing is that the guy who sent these over said he didn't even see director Matthew Vaughn on set at all; that kind of crew is called the second unit. However, that doesn't too matter much because this was just an opening scene that doesn't have any key actors involved and it isn't necessary for Vaughn to be there. Click the photos below for higher res versions if you're interested. Thoughts?

Kick-Ass Set Photos

Kick-Ass Set Photos

I know these photos aren't much, but they are kind of cool to see, especially if you're a fan of the comic. I had a chance to read all the current issues quite recently and I loved them. And I mean, I really loved them - I can't wait to see this come together! For a quick explanation behind this opening, the main character named Dave Lizewski (played by Aaron Johnson) says "I always wondered why nobody did it before me." He explains at the end of the scene: "That wasn't me, by the way. That was just some Armenian guy with a history of mental health problems who read about me in the New York Post." In the film, Dave decides to make a costume and become a superhero in the "real world" but eventually gets his ass kicked.

It's an awesome story and in the hands of director Matthew Vaughn it should be an incredibly kick ass project (no pun intended). The film still doesn't have a US distributor yet, as we've outlined before, but we'll be following its production quite closely. I'd say it's look pretty damn good so far.

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  • pete
    isnt that the bank from hancock?!?
  • Alex, not to be rude, you're way off with this opening scene information: "For a quick explanation behind this opening, the main character named Dave Lizewski (played by Aaron Johnson) explains that if this guy can do it, why can't he? So he decides to make a costume and become a superhero in the "real world" but eventually gets his ass kicked." The opening scene of the comic is about a guy trying to be LIKE Dave and thinks that his flying apparatus will work, but doesn't. That's why he dies a horrible death by falling to his demise right onto the car that you see in that scene. You might want to reread the first issue is all I'm saying... 😉 But thanks for the great pics! Like you, I'm really looking forward to how this will turn out.
  • Don
    No director on set. This is what is known as second unit. They do all the shots that don't require the main actors, or in some cases, any actors. The director this day was on main unit shooting stuff with crowds of high school kids, I believe (and of course, some principle actors- otherwise the crowd shots would have been second unit).
  • Don
    Oh, and the bank is on the corner of Bay and Front here in Toronto.
  • pete
    ya but thats the bank they used for hancock isnt it?
  • Chris #2 - Sorry for that... To make a long story short, I was rushing to get this posted since I'm still at a film festival and I thought I remembered it correctly. But you're right and I just edit this and updated it with actual quotes from that scene in the comic. Just wanted to say thanks for mentioning that I was wrong and that I've updated it with the correct explanation.
  • this is cool. BUT ALREADY SHOOTING?? Hey slow down, us comic fans are only at issue 4.
  • D-9
    No pics of Cage! Always a good thing!
  • @ ariel - Oh, there'll be plenty of time for the series to end before the movie comes out.

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