American Audiences Are Guaranteed To Get Their Asses Kicked

Ultra-violent uber-superhero quasi-parody Kick-Ass will, indeed, be coming to a theater near you next year, now that the movie has been picked up by Lionsgate for US release. Hope they're prepared for the moral outrage headed their way...

The studio is no stranger to controversy, having been responsible for the Saw series, but we're interested to see if mainstream audiences are really going to be prepared for what they'll get in Matthew Vaughan's adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s Marvel comic, which has been praised for its realism and criticized for potential racism and it's c-word-using ten-year old girl assassin.

Variety describes the deal between Vaughan's Marv Films and Brad Pitt's Plan B - which co-produced and financed the production - and the studio as "big," and noted that Lionsgate plans to offer the movie on wide release next year.

Lionsgate grabs 'Kick-Ass' [Variety]