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Lionsgate Acquires ‘Kick-Ass’

Early footage of Matthew Vaughn’s superhero movie screened at Comic-Con.

Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to "Kick-Ass," a super-hero action-comedy from writer/director Matthew Vaughn. 

Based on the best-selling comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., "Kick-Ass" stars Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse in a story about about a comic-book fanboy who wants to be a real-life superhero.

The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldma, and it’s produced by Vaughn, Brad Pitt, Tarquin Pack and Kris Thykier.

Early footage of "Kick-Ass" screened at Comic-Con last month.