Earlier this month we heard that Universal, Paramount and Lionsgate were all in the running to release Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass after it recieved a warm reception at the San Diego Comic Con. Well now according to Variety Liongate have won the rights, and they will release Kick-Ass sometime in 2010.
Lionsgate has grabbed domestic rights to Matthew Vaughn’s action-comedy “Kick-Ass.”
In a deal that is described as “big,” the mini-major has committed to a wide 2010 release.
Pic is based on a comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. about a comic-obsessed teenager who decides to become a real-life superhero despite his lack of any superpowers. Cast includes Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and “Superbad’s” Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
This time last month Matthew Vaughn didn’t know if it would even be released, however now it has a wide release next year. What a difference a month makes! Lionsgate aren’t the biggest studio out of the three contenders, but I’m sure Vaughn got the best deal he could for the film, having raised the money to make it himself.