Director Matthew Vaughn showed footage at Comic-Con of his big-screen adaptation of Mark Millar's Kick-Ass, which featured a punked up version of The Banana Splits theme song. If you were there, then this news will come as a nice, no surprise.
According Millar, who has worked very closely with Vaughn during the production of Kick-Ass, they hope to have more rocked out, punked up version's of songs that shaped our childhood.
Millar told Comic Book Resources:
We're hoping to get other children's soundtrack stuff. You know when Darth Vadar appears in "Star Wars" you always hear the "Doom Doom Doo Doom...Doom Doom Doom"? That's his theme music, and we liked the idea of [kid assassin] Hit Girl – whenever she's killing people, you get punked up versions of children's television shows. So it may be "The Hair Bear Bunch" or "Scooby Doo" or something when she's cutting people's throats. We wanted to get The Killers or somebody to maybe record a punked up version of that so then you've got a great Tarantino-style soundtrack.
io9 points out that this is reminiscent of Tarantino using the Green Hornet theme version of "Flight of the Bumblebee" in Kill Bill.
Millar also promised more Kick-Ass is coming soon:
Inside a couple of volumes, you're maybe going to end up with 15 superheroes out there with superhero teams starting to form. I wanted it to feel organic and maybe like the early Marvel Universe that just starts off with a couple of guys and then gets bigger and bigger. So by the time you get to volume 3, you've got a couple of villain scenes, a couple of hero scenes. That kind of stuff... [I] want to do "Kick-Ass 2" because, my God, the movie's coming out and I'd be stupid not to capitalize on it. Also, it was always planned at three books, so I'm dying to get into the next one.
Kick-Ass, the comic, hits Issue #7 next month.
Kick-Ass, the movie, is due for release through Lions Gate Summer 2010.