Mark Millar

Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass

There’s something significant about my notes situation as the credits rolled Matthew Vaughn’s high-energy comic adaptation. There was only one note to be written, and it came only at the end. My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles notepad was blank, except for three words: “That was fun.”

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Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass

Earlier today, a reader pointed me in the direction of a YouTube page where an intrepid movie lover could find an awesome new international TV spot for the upcoming film Kick-Ass, which highlights some of the film’s more vulgar and violent moments.

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Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass

In a few weeks Kick-Ass is going to try to achieve what films like Mystery Men and Blankman could not. “Not suck,” you might say and you’d be right on that. But the latest superhero dark comedy, inspired by Mark Millar’s smashing graphic novels, will try to also break past the barrier of comic fan approval alone and burst into the hearts and wallets of the general public.

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I am a comic book geek. I won’t fight it. Call me a nerd, and what have you. Those of you who know and love comic books though, probably realize how big of a deal that Mark Millar is. What you may not know though, is that he is one of the nicest and most passionate people I have ever met.

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Remember that movie that everyone seems to love but hasn’t even been released yet? It’s getting a kick ass sequel.

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Titan Books is releasing a very special companion book called Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie. It features never-before-seen art, script excerpts and commentary from Mark Millar. I had a chance to leaf through one this week, and it’s awesome. An anthology of badassery, if I may. And lucky for you, we’ve got a few to give away.

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Most of us were taught growing up that it wasn’t nice to swear. And that it isn’t nice to kill people with a badass sword. Apparently comic super-genius Mark Millar didn’t get that lesson growing up. All of his properties, especially the two that have now been turned into films — Wanted and now Kick-Ass — include a lot of violence and a lot of words we wouldn’t say in front of our grandmother. And in this writer’s opinion, they’re better for it.

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When we first got our hands on the red band trailer for Kick-Ass in late December, we had no idea what we were in for. Now, we’re completely enamored with what is to come.

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This week, Lionsgate has done everything possible to wrap the world in a blanket of homemade superheroes, releasing a series of character posters as well as the first teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming actioner Kick-Ass. And now, we’ve got one more.

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Lionsgate has somewhat inadvertently released the teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s latest flick, the comic book adaptation Kick-Ass. Yeah, it’s pretty funny.

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The folks at IGN have debuted for new character posters from the upcoming Lionsgate release Kick-Ass, from director Matthew Vaughn and the mind of Wanted writer Mark Millar.

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Comic creator and writer Mark Millar, whose property Wanted became one of the break-out hits of last year, is getting ready to take on something new: directing.

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Kick-Ass is still in post production but director Matthew Vaughn is chomping at the bit to work with creator Mark Millar all over again.

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Another week gone by and another round of $35 DVD purchases await with the Blu-ray Report. Last week was a soft one, but the Blu-ray format comes roaring back this week with a few cool releases and some others with potential.

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Kick-Ass

The folks over at Newsarama have scored some first look images from the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass, which is currently in production in Toronto.

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The Boys

So because Wanted turned out to be pretty good. Does this mean that Hollywood should take its liberties with the strengths and tone of ‘The Boys’?

No.

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Superman

Comic book writer and creator Mark Millar has big plans for Superman on the big screen. How big? Try The Godfather big.

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There has been all sorts of hustlin’ and bustlin’ on the set of Stardust director Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, which is currently shooting in Toronto.

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Our compadres over at Slashfilm have posted a few new set photos from the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass.

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Next year’s release of Kick-Ass will mean different things to different people. For fans, it will be fun, cinematic escapism. For creator Mark Millar, it’ll be “the greatest movie of 2009.”

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