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.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
I can't wait.
-Peter- on Apr 22, 2009
Mario on Apr 22, 2009
Scott McHenry on Apr 22, 2009
LOL a little kid killer? Now I wanna see it.
Richard on Apr 22, 2009
"11 year old ultimate assassin" ... ? NEXT.
sean on Apr 22, 2009
i need a trailer before i can make a coment on this one,but it does look pretty fucking sweet.
zetsu on Apr 22, 2009
As long as its R I think this will be awesome.
Cody on Apr 22, 2009
omgosh this movie is gonna be sweet. i agree with the cody above me hopefully its R
erik on Apr 22, 2009
Love the comic book and will definitely watch the movie. In addition that she is a killer 11 years old kiddo that i am dying to see in action slicing and dicing people.
Fisherr on Apr 22, 2009
So far what I've heard about the comic and story line has been great so I'm excited for this movie. How many issues are there?
Dan W on Apr 22, 2009
I liked this when it was called The Professional!
Panna on Apr 22, 2009
Nic Cage pics yet????????????
Buttons on Apr 22, 2009
@ 11 "I liked this when it was called The Professional!" Yeah, precisely. I was originally excited for this, but the more I hear about this ridiculous violence and shit, I'm kinda getting weirded out. Now look, I'm as far away from one of those nanny-state blowhards who think that violence in the media is destroying society, but what possible merit do these ultraviolent comic books (and yes, I really don't they qualify as "graphic novels", I think those are actually few and far between) have? I'm the kind of guy who loved 300, Shoot Em' Up, Crank and all those other over-the-top, macho action movies. But an 11-year old assassin? Unless they're playing for the comedy factor, count me out. This is going to be really weird, and really dark. Perhaps too dark for myself.
jman571 on Apr 22, 2009
You lose points for intending that pun.
Fuelbot on Apr 22, 2009
In The Professional Portman doesnt really do shit other than train with Leon. In the comics, Hit Girls slices the hell out of punks. Why she is holding a silenced gun is beyond me though.
Garrett on Apr 23, 2009
The comic isn't what i would call ultraviolent. There is some violence in it but nothing reall over the top. the majority of the book is the kid being a teenager. I suggest people read it before they judge it.
Naterelph on Apr 23, 2009
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