Mark Millar recently wrote a blog regarding the first day of shooting for the new movie 'Kick-Ass'. I was excited for this movie from the start but after reading his blog I am so incredibly pumped up for it that I can't wait! Even Nicholas cage being in it can't get me down about it now! Here is a break down of what he says:
We are all going to...
I don't see myself going to prison anytime soon but maybe hell. Only time will tell. Mark Millar is willing to go to prison for this movie! That is amazingly hardcore dedication.
But it's worth it, believe me. If I absolutely have to go to jail for a comic-book movie then I accept no substitutes. This is the one. I hereby declare Kick-Ass as the greatest movie of 2009.
Thats a very big statment but he has my attention. He goes on to say:
I lucked out with Wanted and Timur and James and Angelina. But nothing-- I mean nothing-- can prepare you for Nic and Chloe as Big Daddy and Hit-Girl. As I said to Nic after the first scene was shot on Saturday morning, this is a movie about comic-book guys MADE by comic-book guys. We are absolutely in our comfort zone here and doing something really special. Cage's eyes just gleamed. He said it's the most excited he's been by a role in a long time.
I have to say that would be an amazing atmosphere to work in a movie about comic book guys made by comic book guys. This would be one hell of a fun movie set to be on right now. They are going to have a blast making this movie.
And it shows. Screen-writer Jane Goldman and I were wearing out headsets and watching the monitor from early morning until we wrapped early evening both days, giggling at every line. Nobody knows this script better than me, Jane and director Matthew Vaughn, but we genuinely laughed at every take because these two actors just kept bringing something new to it. Coincidentally, the first scene shot on the movie was the first scene I wrote on the comic (now the opening to issue six) and it's Hit-Girl in her secret identity, wearing a Hello Kitty T-shirt and a kevlar vest as her Dad pumps round after round into her chest so she knows how a bullet feels. I loved the scene in the comic, I loved the scene in the screenplay, but Nic just took it to a whole new level with his delivery, the genuinely mental glee and beautiful comic timing as we see this little kid in pink clothes and a pink hat blasted back into mud in an abandoned factory. The scene in the swing park the following day is even better, but I don't want to spoil anything. All I'll say is that nobody is going to be prepared for this movie when it opens late Summer 09. Nobody is going to have seen anything like this before and that's very, very exciting.
How freakin awesome is this movie sounding!? Are getting stoked for this movie yet? If they keep the film on this path of rightousness this movie is truely going to be amazing. Mark goes on to talk about 11 year old actress Chloe Moretz:
Chloe Moretz is going to be a superstar after this picture. There are so many great actors and characters running around here, but this kid is just spectacular. I hung out with she and her Mum and older brother all day yesterday and she's brilliantly unaffected by it all, switching from cute as a button eleven year old to potty-mouthed sociopath the moment Matthew yelled action. I have already nicknamed her Han Solo because she's going to be the one every kid wants to be when they see this thing as an illegal download.
I hope my little girl wants to be a cute ninja sword wielding assassin for Halloween! He ends the blog with:
This is already about 350 times better than I could ever have expected.
So there you have it folks! The hype is building up for 'Kick-Ass' hard and fast. I was already sold on it, but now this movie wont come out soon enough.
The movie is being directed by Mathew Vaughn,
A big thank you to thebadandugly.com for the pics!