Thursday, March 25, 2010

"KICK-ASS: CREATING THE COMIC, MAKING THE MOVIE" FROM TITAN BOOKS

Now this is a definite must-have for all the fans of the upcoming "Kick-Ass" movie. One of my favourite publishers "Titan Books" has just released a cool new book "Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie" promoting the long awaited film. This is the essential companion book for the "Kick-Ass" movie based on the bestselling comic book series by Mark Millar (writer of the graphic novel "Wanted", which became a smash-hit movie) and artist John Romita Jr. This luxurious, 180 pages book will be your guide through the film and its making, offering you Millar's early comic book script pages, eye-popping Romita art, including new pages drawn especially for the movie, exclusive contributions and interviews with the cast and crew and hundreds of movie photos, sketches, storyboards and pieces of production art. You can order this cool book over at Titan's website.
As you know "Kick-Ass" follows Dave Lizewski an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan with a few friends, who lives alone with his father. His life is not very difficult and his personal trials not that overwhelming. However, one day he makes the simple decision to become a super-hero, the self-styled vigilante Kick-Ass, even though he has no powers or training. What happens when an ordinary kid in a spandex costume comes face-to-face with the criminal underworld? Starring young Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage and Mark Strong, the film is out this April.
You can also check out the new music video with the charming main song from the movie, performed by less charmingMika.

7 comments:

  1. As quirky as it gets :), the book is also amazing, Alex, a real collectible gem!

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  2. I am so so excited to see this movie

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  3. Can't wait to watch this, everything from it looks very impressive so far.

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  4. I wasn't planning on watching the movie, but after I read the book about the film and the comic, I got interested and intrigued as well :)

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  5. When I first heard about (and read) this comic, I thought it would be realistic and with a "moral" for young kids dreaming about superheroes. Unfortunately, it was not to be. Although This book is interesting, in a way it is more unrealistic (and movie even more so) than regular superhero comics. At least there you know most of that stuff is make-believe, and impossible in real life. This comic-movie look a lot like something from Tarantino. If I would have to compare Kick-ass, and let's say Ninja Assassin, I woud have to say Ninja Assasin is more realistic. Both of these movies have impossible fighting scenes ( and both are not fantasies), but Ninja Assasin has more believable story.

    Not to say that I won't see this film when it comes out. It looks entertaining. :). It doesn't send a good message to kids and young people, but it looks entertaining.

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  6. I agree with you, Bels. This movie really has a weak point - and that's the fact that it promotes violence among kids, which is highly immoral. That's one of the reasons I hate Tarantino as well. Apparently kids will not just fight and "kick ass", but will also use some very nasty language. I don't get the society which approves such behavior, and it's not a good message.

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