Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic Making the Movie

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Ok so here’s the scenario: comic book writer Mark Millar created a series called “Kick-Ass,” based on a concept about what a superhero in real life might look like. Equal parts “The Dark Knight Returns,” “Watchmen” and “Sin City,” Kick-Ass takes the notion of a vigilante crime fighter with no specific super powers to its logical extreme. Film director Matthew Vaughn gets a hold of the graphic novel material and decides to contact Millar about making a film adaptation of Kick-Ass. The two eventually decide to do the project themselves, with their own financing, free of the film studio machine (or something like that). Now the movie is coming out soon (April 16) and this book follows the development of the comic AND the film version.