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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Development of Kick-Ass

The rights to a film version of the comic book were sold before the first issue was published.
Vaughn notes that, "We wrote the script and the comic at the same time so it was a very sort of collaborative, organic process. I met [Millar] at the premiere of Stardust. We got on really well. I knew who he was and what he had done but I didn't know him. He pitched me the idea. I said, 'That’s great!' He then wrote a synopsis. I went, 'That’s great, let’s go do it now! You write the comic, I’ll write the script.'"
“ With Kick-Ass, the book's just out and now the movie's out six weeks later. And I think that's the way things are going to go now, because to go to Marvel's B and C-list characters and try to get movies out them – what's the point of that? ”
—Mark Millar
The comic was written at the same time as the script. Millar commented that screenwriters Jane Goldman and Vaughn had made a "chick flick", having placed more emphasis on the character emotions, and particularly in having softened the character of Katie Deauxma.
The film was independently financed. Vaughn initially went to Sony, which distributed Layer Cake, but he rejected calls to tone down the violence. Other studios expressed interest but wanted to make the characters older. Vaughn believed enough in the project to raise the money for the project himself.
In an interview with Total Film, Aaron Johnson confirmed that the film stays true to the adult nature of the comic series by featuring a large amount of profanity and graphic violence and it received an R rating by the MPAA and a 15 rating from the BBFC. Director Matthew Vaughn felt the 15 certificate was about right and expressed some surprise at the film having received a PG rating in France.
Filming locations include Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, and various locations in the UK, including Elstree Studios.

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