Check This Out: Our First Look at Hit Girl in Kick-Ass!
Everything has been rather quiet on the Kick-Ass front recently. Our very last update on Matthew Vaughn's adaptation was from January, and we haven't seen anything since then. However, Empire has dropped by again with a new photo from Kick-Ass of the second biggest character in the film (pun intended), named Hit Girl. For those unfamiliar with the badass comics, Hit Girl aka Mindy, is an 11 year old ultimate assassin who spends time slicing people up with samurai swords alongside of her pops, Big Daddy. "Think Jodie Foster, Natalie Portman and Uma Thurman rolled into one… She kills, I think, 20 people in a minute."
For more information on the movie, head over to one our other first look articles. This has been a project we've been following closely for a while, even though it was developed independently by Matthew Vaughn.
Hit Girl is played by Chloe Moretz, and Big Daddy is played by Nic Cage. Hopefully we'll be hearing more about this soon, because I'm getting anxious for a trailer or a release date or something else official! Its been a while and I'm wondering if we'll even see this in theaters this year or if we'll have to wait until 2010.
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, I think we can expect Kick-Ass to show up in theaters sometime in late 2009.