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Lionsgate Sets April 16, 2010 Release Date for Kick-Ass; Pushes Back The Expendables by Four Months

Lionsgate has announced a release date for their recent acquisition Kick-Ass.  The Mathew Vaughn-directed comic book adaptation will hit theaters on April 16, 2010.

Meanwhile the studio also announced that Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables will be pushed back five months to August 20, 2010 (it was originally slated for release on April 23, 2010).

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Lionsgate Will Distribute Kick-Ass

kickass-081809About a week ago it was revealed that three studios (Lionsgate, Paramount and Universal) were vying for distribution rights to Mathew Vaughn’s adaptation of the Mark Millar comic series Kick-Ass.  Well, Lionsgate has won out, committing to a wide release in 2010 (date TBA).  I’ve included the synopsis below, but head on over the jump to read the complete press release.

A twisted, funny, high-octane adventure, director Matthew Vaughn brings KICK-ASS to the big screen.

KICK-ASS tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage). Continue reading Lionsgate Will Distribute Kick-Ass

Comic-Con 2009: Kick-Ass Panel Impressions [UPDATED]

UPDATE: You can find two more sources of information for panel impressions at SCI FI Wire and Superhero Hype.

Original article follows below.

Director Mathew Vaughn was joined by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar to present a few scenes from the upcoming comic book adaptation.  [All impressions courtesy sourced site(s)]:

Several clips from the […]