A ‘Kick-Ass’ start to next summer’s movie season

Current D&D Campaign Adventures - Mythic Odysseys of Theros
DriveThruRPG.com
Guild Adept PDFs - Available exclusively @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Create Your Own Eberron D&D Adventures @ Dungeon Masters Guild
Springs Hosting
Mouse Guard - Available Now @ DriveThruComics.com

kickassThe official Lion’s Gate Movies twitter feed announced that the adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s comic “Kick-Ass” will hit theaters April 16th, 2010. This seems to put the final piece in place for the long winding road behind this movie.

The comic tells the story of an average high school kid who decides to become a super-hero, despite having no super-powers, training or even equipment. The screenplay was shot down after being shopped around to movie studios. It was deemed far too violent and profane for the ages of the characters involved.

However, director/co-writer Matthew Vaughn believed in the project so much that he refused to soften the story. Instead he went out and beat the bushes to independently raise financing for the movie.

After shooting the film, it remained without a distributor. Vaughn brought a few clips to show at the San Diego Comic-Con and the crowds roared in approval. This brought about a three-way bidding war for the rights to the once unwanted movie. Fanboys have embraced it, but will it catch on with more mainstream audiences? That remains to be seen, but with all the obstacles it’s already overcome, I wouldn’t bet against it.

Tags
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Subscribe for free updates!

Newsletters

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp

Nerdvana Media will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at news@nerdvanamedia.com. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

About the author

Avatar

Scott Kirchhofer

One of Nerdvana's founding bloggers, Scott Kirchhofer is a graphic artist and designer of the Nerdvana logo, as well as a gamer and comic book movie fan.

2 Comments

Post a comment...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Samurai Comics