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?
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.