Comic Con 2009: Kick Ass

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Mathew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) has returned with his adaptation of the comic book series about a nerd who decides to become a super hero with no powers or training.  Many are ecstatic over Vaughn’s approach to the genre that mixes a lighthearted tone with gruesome violence and vulgar language – and apparently he’s also been able to remain faithful to the source material.  Double win.   The film stars Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (or Fogell from Superbad).  Assuming it finds a distributor, we can expect Kick Ass to hit theaters in 2010.

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Here’s the imdb synopsis:

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends and who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero even though he has no powers or training.

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