Three Studios Fight for Vaughn’s Kick-Ass

A shot from Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass film adaptation.  Any Toronto Beacher will recognize the great Dip 'N Sip in the background

After a very strong showing at Comic-Con this year the film Kick-Ass, formerly without a distributor, now has three studios fighting for the right to distribute the superhero flick!  Lionsgate, Universal and Paramount are all in the running to distribute the film.  Kick-Ass is an adaptation of the ultra-violent Mark Millar comic series of the same name about teenage costumed vigilantes.  Director Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) independently financed the film which he shot in and around Toronto this year.

Personally, I’d like to see Lionsgate distribute the film, since they would most likely leave it unmolested.  Universal or Paramount would probably chop up the film and tone down the violence to make it more accessible.  The Kick-Ass comic books are absolutely brutal; the film apparently has the same tone and it should stay that way.  So here’s hoping for Lionsgate.

Thanks to Raj, Via The Hollywood Reporter

Check out the bootleg Comic-Con trailer for Kick-Ass after the jump.