Director on upcoming ‘Kick-Ass’ movie: “It is violent. Very violent”
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on December 7, 2009
Matthew Vaughn is not going to pull any punches in his latest feature, the big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel series, Kick-Ass.
The film is based on the work of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, which is published by Marvel Comics. The story centers on teenage Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic-books. He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron, Frank D’Amico.
“It’s 11-year-old girls slicing and dicing people, and getting shot,” says Vaughn. “I mean, I’m very bored of the way most of the big movies shoot action, all this shaky camera, handheld, close cutting, quick cutting. So I’ve tried to put a narrative story into every action sequence.”
Vaughn added: “It’s got a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour, so it’s not gratuitous. But it is violent. Very violent.”
Kick-Ass leaps into theaters on April 16th.