Tuesday, May 22, 2012

KICK-ASS 2 (In Development)

  • KICK-ASS 2

At the Kapow! Comic Convention, Jeff Wadlow,  writer and director on Kick-Ass 2, has confirmed that shooting would begin in September.  However, he added that Chloe Moretz had not officially signed on to reprise her role as Hit-Girl, which is kind of a HUGE problem for Wadlow as this film will be heavily focused on the young Kick-Ass Super-heroin.

Speaking to the audience at Kapow! this is what Wadlow had to say:

“I think the most important thing that’s gonna change from the Kick-Ass 2 comic to Kick-Ass 2 the movie was just really finding an emotional story to tell. Because what I certainly loved about the first film, and what I think elevated it above most comic book adaptations, is the heart and the emotion in the film. It was sort of my challenge as the film maker and storyteller to find something as emotional in the second film and I think we have some stuff that people are gonna really respond to.”

Chloe Moretz 
Wadlow then went on to talk about how the Hit-Girl has a much bigger role in his script than she does in the Comic book:

“If you’ve read the comic, you know, she gives up being Hit-Girl, which was a brilliant idea I thought on Mark’s part. It’s something I explore something quiet deeply in the movie because what happens in the comic is she sort of steps away from the story in many ways and she’s sort of sidelined while Dave is working with Justice Forever and Chris is becoming the Mother[frick]er. But I was quite interested in what happens to her when she’s not being Hit-Girl. Her story is a major, major part of the film and she’s excited about the ideas and we’re in talks.”

Moretz is now set to lead the remake of Carrie, she might play the title character in the zombie film Maggie, and this summer she’s shooting a supporting role in the Dennis Wilson biopic The Drummer.  Since Carrie already has a March 15, 2013 release date, that movie would have to shoot in late July-August if Moretz wants to do Kick-Ass 2.  So, if Wadlow is really intent on getting Moretz back for Kick-Ass 2, then he would have to do some rescheduling to work around the young actress.

One thing is for sure, Moretz has to come back!!!

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