Sunday, June 14, 2009

'Kick Ass' comic book adaptation already in sequel mode as a movie

Wow, things are moving fast for creator/writer Mark Millar. It seems like just yesterday that Kick-Ass #1 was just hitting the shelves at selected comic shops around the U.S.

SCI FI Wire talked to Mark Millar about his involvement in the Matthew Vaughn-directed Kick-Ass adaptation and he addressed a possible sequel. Here's a clip:

"Wanted made $350 million. So that was the thing that opened the doors. I didn't expect that. For some reason I just assumed, 'Oh, yeah, this will come out and do OK. If I get another movie at some point, wonderful.' But what happened very quickly was that several of the titles got picked up to be made into movies. Kick-Ass. War Heroes. I'm doing American Jesus. Kick-Ass 2 is already being plotted out. We're planning it, because all the actors are quite young and we have to make it relatively quickly. So we'll definitely do that inside the next 18 to 24 months."