Our compadres over at Slashfilm have posted a few new set photos from the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass. The film, which is being directed by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake), is currently shooting in Toronto, Ontario. The film will star Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Superbad’s Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Clark Duke and Dirty Sexy Money’s Chloe Moretz.

Having not read Kick-Ass in book form, I am relatively ambivalent to this whole thing — though, the concept is pretty cool (from Wikipedia):

Dave Lizewski, an otherwise ordinary New York City high school student and the child of loving single father, takes his interest in comic books as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. He assembles a suit and mask, which he wears under his normal clothing, begins exercising, and practices things like walking on roofs, sating his ambitions for a time. He eventually seeks to fight crime, his first attempt at which leads to a severe beating by thugs, followed by his wandering into the street and being hit by a van. He retains his secret identity, however, stripping off and hiding his costume before paramedics arrive.

Telling his father he was mugged, he undergoes four operations, counseling, and physical rehabilitation. He is released weeks later, and as soon as he is off crutches dons the suit once more and goes on patrol. When he saves a man from a beating, an onlooker catches the scene on a cellphone camera and uploads it to YouTube, turning Lizewski into an overnight sensation christened with the name Kick-Ass.


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