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03.20.2008

Now that Universal's WANTED is generating so much buzz, you knew it was only a matter of time before someone started working on another adaptation of writer Mark Millar's books. Now via Ain't It Cool we have word that Matthew Vaughan (STARDUST) is looking to write and direct an adaptation of Millar's latest comic KICK-ASS. The comic is only at Issue #2 but AICN reports that Vaughan and writing partner Jane Goldman are already hard at work on the script. The story, at least as much of it as we know now, takes place in the "real world" where teens idolize Batman, Superman and Spider-Man. Fed-up with bullying jocks they wonder why there are no superheroes for real and a select few decide to do something about it. The art in the books is done by John Romita, Jr. an artist I haven't always loved over the years (especially his mid-90s "Punisher" run). But JRJR has done some stuff since then I haven't caught up with so I'll cut him some slack. Vaughn was also attached to direct another comic, an adaptation of THOR for Paramount (and was famously directing X-MEN 3 before dropping out and leaving us with Brett Ratner). Since the project hasn't even been formally announced it's unclear when filming might begin.

Extra Tidbit: Millar is currently working on "Fantastic Four" for Marvel.
Source: Ain't It Cool

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11:56PM on 03/21/2008

Romita Jr's...

... work really suprised me. I've never really been a fan of his art either (even though he's a hell of a nice guy), but his art really seems to work well for this series and I've been impressed. I'm enjoying the comic a lot so far. Hope they adapt the whole thing, and not run off in a different direction before the comic's finished. (like they did with 'Wanted', no costumes, BOOOOO.)
... work really suprised me. I've never really been a fan of his art either (even though he's a hell of a nice guy), but his art really seems to work well for this series and I've been impressed. I'm enjoying the comic a lot so far. Hope they adapt the whole thing, and not run off in a different direction before the comic's finished. (like they did with 'Wanted', no costumes, BOOOOO.)
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1:40AM on 03/21/2008
Umm first Thor is ten times cooler than God of War. Im not saying a God of War movie wouldnt be cool but Thor is so much cooler.
Umm first Thor is ten times cooler than God of War. Im not saying a God of War movie wouldnt be cool but Thor is so much cooler.
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12:49AM on 03/21/2008

THOR? Really? I mean...

really? Wouldn't a "God of War" movie be a tad bit cooler?

really? Wouldn't a "God of War" movie be a tad bit cooler?

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2:08PM on 03/20/2008
Vaughn should stick with THOR and get that bad boy in theaters. Get crackin!!!
Vaughn should stick with THOR and get that bad boy in theaters. Get crackin!!!
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12:53PM on 03/20/2008
Um, seriously? I mean, the comic just freakin' started, and they already want to adapt it? They couldn't at least wait until it finished, I don't know, its first story arc maybe? Yeesh.
Um, seriously? I mean, the comic just freakin' started, and they already want to adapt it? They couldn't at least wait until it finished, I don't know, its first story arc maybe? Yeesh.
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9:25AM on 03/20/2008

WOah

Woah!!!! There is the word "ass" in the comic????

Seriously??? How many new comic are coming up each year in the US??
Woah!!!! There is the word "ass" in the comic????

Seriously??? How many new comic are coming up each year in the US??
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8:20AM on 03/20/2008
I hope Vaughn does a LOT of rewriting... because the book is rubbish. Yet more of Millar's clunky pop-culture junk stuffed into a superhero “reality” setting that’s already been done a dozen times (or at least feels like it). Thousands of comics to pick from, and they make this into a movie? Sad.
I hope Vaughn does a LOT of rewriting... because the book is rubbish. Yet more of Millar's clunky pop-culture junk stuffed into a superhero “reality” setting that’s already been done a dozen times (or at least feels like it). Thousands of comics to pick from, and they make this into a movie? Sad.
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