Everybody wants to kick ass, and in more ways than one. The Matthew Vaughn comic book adaptation Kick-Ass has been awaiting distribution for what seems like forever, but it’s finally gaining some momentum. According to THR, the film has three of the major film studios wanting to buy it. That’s right, Paramount, Lionsgate, and Universal are all placing bids on the comic book adaptation.
Kick-Ass was independently financed by Vaughn, so the potential of these three heavy hitters buying the film would be a nice reimbursement for him. The film was originally overlooked due to it’s graphic tone and nature. Similar to Wanted, it doesn’t pull any punches with it’s action sequences. At this year’s Comic-Con, a few scenes were shown from the film, which garnered a standing ovation from the audience. When studios heard of it’s warm reception they changed their tunes.
Vaughn actually has a film deal with Sony, via his Marv Films, but they couldn’t make a decent compromise when it came to making Kick-Ass. Hence, his independent production of it. I was lucky enough to be in the audience when they showed the Kick-Ass footage at Comic-Con, and let me tell you it deserved that standing ovation. It was, for lack of a better word, kick ass!
What do you think of the latest development in the Kick-Ass case?