Kick-Ass 2: The Movie is go… almost:
Universal is in talks with Matthew Vaughn to make and distribute Kick-Ass 2, the sequel to the 2010 cult hit movie based on the Mark Millar-John Romita Jr. comic-book miniseries. Vaughn directed, produced and self-financed the action movie, which was distributed by Lionsgate and grossed $96 million worldwide on a budget of $30 million. He is only producing the sequel, but has handpicked Jeff Wadlow, who helmed 2008’s Never Back Down, to direct.
The sequel will adapt not only the Kick-Ass 2 comic, but also the upcoming Hit-Girl mini, and is intended to start shooting in September. Over at Millarworld, fans seemed underwhelmed with the choice of Wadlow as director, leading Kick-Ass co-creator Mark Millar to offer the following:
Vaughn is the toughest judge I have ever met. He’s a strictly no bullshit guy. He told me he had his eye on Jeff for this eighteen months back. He knows what he’s doing. His track record speaks for itself. And the script is seven shades of fantastic. I’m very, very happy.
More news on the project, he promised, would come soon.