Mark Millar, the creator of the popular comic Kick-Ass, has said that the casting for the adaptation of the property has been completed, but stopped short of revealing who was involved.
Speaking to Comic Book Resources, Millar had the following to say: “The casting’s all been done, and everything’s all in line now with that. There’s two big names attached, which I can’t mention so we can get on the cover of Variety. And now we’ve got everyone. The kids who show up at the end of issue #3 – we just cast the girl, and that was a really tricky one because we needed to find someone who could do martial arts stuff. So the whole movie’s ready to roll.”
Kick-Ass revolves around the story of a boy who decides that it’s time to emulate his caped heroes and fight crime on the streets of New York City, which tends to end badly for him. Matthew Vaughn co-wrote the script with Millar and is expected to direct. The film has a projected August 2008 date for the start of principal photography.