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2009-08-17 21:15:47

Lionsgate says it has acquired the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Kick-Ass, the new action-comedy from writer/director Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn's film credits include Layer Cake and Stardust. Based on the popular comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., Kick-Ass stars Nicolas Cage, newcomer Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz. The screenplay is written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The film's producers are Vaughn, Brad Pitt, Tarquin Pack and Kris Thykier, and...

2009-08-17 11:02:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE((R)) (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to KICK-ASS, the hotly anticipated action-comedy from writer/director Matthew Vaughn (LAYER CAKE, STARDUST). Based on the groundbreaking, best-selling comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., KICK-ASS stars Nicolas Cage (the upcoming SEASON OF THE WITCH, KNOWING, NATIONAL TREASURE), rising star...

2008-10-01 15:00:26

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT HIS stories have made an action star of James McAvoy, fascinated Nicolas Cage and now, with another major film deal, have helped confirm him as Scotland's most wanted storyteller in Hollywood. Mark Millar, the Scottish comic book writer, was yesterday celebrating a double success as Sony's Columbia Pictures began work on the script of his latest comic book, War Heroes, and Universal decided to turn Wanted, which starred Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy,...

2008-08-22 12:00:35

U.S. actor Nicolas Cage has signed on to appear in an indie movie adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Kick-Ass" book imprint, sources say. Cage will play a former cop who advises a high school loser, to be played by Aaron Johnson, how to turn himself into a superhero, the Hollywood Reporter said Friday, citing unnamed sources. The film is to be produced by Matthew Vaughn and his Marv Films partner Kris Thykier as independent because the major studios reportedly passed on the project as too...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

By Carla Meyer, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jun. 27--"Wanted" engages and even wows throughout, thanks to its exceptional visuals and something far more rare in a summer blockbuster: a stellar lead performance. James McAvoy ("Atonement") creates a sympathetic character in Wesley Gibson, an anxiety-ridden office drone turned determined assassin, and his performance compensates for the film's emptier moments. Though often overshadowed by bigger stars appearing in the same films -- Forest...

2008-06-27 12:02:43

By PHIL MILLER ARTS CORRESPONDENT WANTED, the Hollywood picture based on the comic books of leading Scottish writer Mark Millar, received its UK premiere in Glasgow last night. The film, which stars Scots actor James McAvoy as well as Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman, is a special-effects-laden action movie that has received warm reviews and comparisons to The Matrix. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the movie is based on the comics written by Millar, from Coatbridge, one of the most...


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