Moriarty has heard some interesting news over at Ain't It Cool regarding Mark Millar's new comic 'Kick-Ass'. Writes AICN's omniscient contributor:
"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."
C2F checked out the first issue and found it intriguing enough follow for a few more at least.
'Kick-Ass' tells the story of a teenager living in "the real world" (as real as it gets in a Mark Millar comic anyhow), who becomes obsessed with the idea of becoming a costumed crime-fighter. Without super powers or a stray ninja to train him, the kid begins self training, comes up with a costume and finds himself stabbed and bleeding out by the end of the first issue.
It contains the priceless observation "Why does everybody want to be Paris Hilton but nobody wants to be Spider-Man."
Fans know well that Vaughn has been attached to the high-profile 'Thor' movie that Marvel is producing. Given that this rumor is at the early stage, there's no telling how the two films may or may not conflict with each other. Recent word on the Norse God movie was that it was in a holding pattern and looking for ways to justify the budget.