Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass Kicking Off the SXSW Film Festival
Talk about perfect timing. Earlier today, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced that it will be hosting the world premiere of Lionsgate and Marv Films' Kick-Ass for its 2010 Opening Night on March 12th (in advance of its April 16th official release). A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, based on the comic written by Mark Millar and John S. Romita, Jr., Kick-Ass was directed by Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Stardust) from a screenplay by Jane Goldman & Vaughn. The complete festival lineup will be announced in early February. SXSW runs from March 12th to 20th in Austin, TX.
"Kick-Ass is a truly fun ride, with non-stop action, clever humor, and even heart, which is exactly what our audience has come to love and expect from SXSW every year," said Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson, "We feel fortunate to have found such a tailor-made good time to kick off our 2010 event!" I haven't exactly made my final decision, but it looks like I will be hitting up SXSW this year and catching this premiere. I was a bit hesitant before, but now I'm totally sold. Other films showing include: Cold Weather, Elektra Luxx, Hubble 3D, Lemmy, and Saturday Night, a doc by James Franco. For more info: sxsw.com.