Introducing the Next Great Superhero
It seems odd, but we haven't really talked much about Stardust and Layer Cake director Matthew Vaughn's next film, Kick-Ass. It's a pretty fun (and supposedly shockingly gritty and violent) looking project, about a dorky kid who simply decides to be a superhero one day. He's got no powers, training or skills -- he just decides to do it. Of course, he finds himself in very real danger as a result, encountering other costumed friends and foes along the way. It's based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar ("Wanted"). Vaughn's film stars Aaron Johnson as high school student Dave Lizewski, whose alter ego is named, of course, Kick-Ass. Lyndsy Fonseca plays his love interest, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin!) plays The Red Mist, Chloe Moretz plays the 11-year old ninja badass Hit-Girl, and her father Big Daddy is played by, of course, Nicholas Cage.
Don't let that last one deter you.
Anyway, here's the trailer: