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AICN Exclusive! Moriarty Knows Who’s Bringing Mark Millar’s KICK-ASS To The Bigscreen!

Hey, everyone. “Moriarty” here. I haven’t read Mark Millar and John Romita Jr’s new collaboration KICK-ASS, but that title rocks, and it sounds like the book is a lot of twisted fucked-up Millar-style fun.

And now, if my sources are correct, it looks like Matthew Vaughn (LAYER CAKE, STARDUST) is going to be writing and directing the film version. He’s evidently holed up with Jane Goldman (his writing partner on STARDUST) right now and working hard to get the script right. Considering Millar’s only got the first two issues out at this point, this may turn out to be a case like Edgar Wright and SCOTT PILGRIM, where Vaughn is working directly with Millar, already privy to where the series is headed. I’m going to do some more digging on this one, and when I take Toshi on a comic run this week, I’ll pick up issue one of this so I can see for myself what Vaughn’s getting himself into. Right now, it looks like we’ll see this before we see THOR, especially if WANTED connects with audiences the way I think it will this summer.

Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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