Kick Ass trailer debut!


The trailer for Matthew Vaughn‘s highly anticipated superhero satire Kick Ass has landed online with a bang. Literally.

The film, adapted from Mark Millar‘s comic series of the same name, has been building buzz ever since Vaughn showed off some footage at Comic Con this year.

Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts!

Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) is a teenager who dreams of fame and glory. He decides (perhaps unwisely) that the best way to achieve this is by becoming a masked vigilante named Kick Ass. Although his decision is first met with disastrous consequences, a leaked YouTube video of his exploits makes him a celebrated hero and a household name. However, with this fame comes higher stakes, as he gets the attention of some dangerous crims and meets some previously existing crime fighters, notably Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz).

I love how the trailer is able to capture the gloriously anarchistic and celebratory violence of the comic book (of which I am a big fan). According to reports from Comic Con, Vaughn has not skimped on the coarse language or extreme volume of blood.

I look forward to seeing more footage of Moretz in action. Considering some of the eye-poppingly violent acts Hit Girl commits in the comic, I can imagine Moretz will become somewhat of a cult figure in 2010. She is also slated to star alongside Kodi Smit-McPhee as the vampiric Abby in Let Me In, the remake of the great Let The Right One In.

Kick Ass opens April 16, 2010 in the United States, with an Australian release to follow.

Discuss: Millar wrote the comic Wanted, which was also adapted for the screen in 2008. Does that make you more or less excited about Kick Ass?

2 Responses to “Kick Ass trailer debut!”

  1. The voice of Dave is EXACTLY how I imagined it while reading the comic, but the kids all looked a fair bit younger in the comic than the film.I hope they just cut the violence from the trailer, not the film, because in that fight with the hoodlums Dave got absolutely WRECKED.And despite Wanted being different from the comic (which all my friends still can't get over) I think of them as two completely separate entities, which makes both of them extremely entertaining. Definitely looking forward to this, but I wonder where they'll end the film? Considering the comic is still running, to my knowledge. And was it last I checked it left us with a cliffhanger with the mafia?

  2. I believe so; I've read the first five issues, but haven't got my hands on number six yet. interested to see how it'll all wrap up.and yes, I can report that the violence is DEFINITELY toned down from what appears in the footage (I may have had a peek at some of the leaked comic con footage).

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