July 13, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST
July 13, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST
The premise sounds pretty good.
July 13, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST
Just me and the bots, huh? Just like THE ZONE. You all should check it out. It beats these TALKBACKS, that's for damn sure.
July 13, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST
I've not read the comic but it seems like a hard sell to the public? Anyway, looking forward to the eventual trailers.
July 13, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST
July 13, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST
Nice. Actually that was a pretty good read.
July 13, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST
Isn't it refreshing to get to a talkback without all those damn "FIRST" posts everywhere. Reminds me of the comfort of THE ZONE.
July 13, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST
You know you want to. You know you're curious. Go ahead. Click that fifth link in the banner at the top of the page. The Zone is the path to enlightenment.
July 13, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST
To say Nacho that the zone does enlighten. But there may be some cheese.
July 13, 2009, 3 a.m. CST
That was a good interview, Beaks. The man certainly knows how to get you excited to see the movie.<p>I liked both Layer Cake and Stardust so I'm looking forward to this one, even though I can't yet get my head around the concept.
July 13, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST
I was going to call you an asshole, but I started nibbling some string cheese instead. Well played.
July 13, 2009, 3:09 a.m. CST
you revealed things that haven't even been revealed in the comic yet! i would have steered clear had i known. thanks.
July 13, 2009, 3:13 a.m. CST
Almost as good as Jarlsberg cheese on a nice slice of toast. When it comes to cheese, I'm in THE ZONE.
July 13, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST
I did? I haven't read beyond the first issue of the comic, but I stayed out of the third act of the script. I'm sorry, man.
July 13, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST
so quickly before anyone had the chance to discover if it were worthy or not, is all you need to know. Nothing but love for JRjr.'s art, but the story is garbage.
July 13, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST
about being a director. " Those are refreshing words. The weight they carry alone from being a self-made movie means no matter what this film is, it's not anything we're used to at all. "Could you make it happy?" doesn't live here. I'm on board fully now.
July 13, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST
He did a fantastic job with Layer Cake and I think that the Bond producers are fucking morons for not tapping Vaughn to do one of these especially since Layer Cake was the movie that put Daniel Craig on the map. But then the Bond producers have ALWAYS been fucking morons. Bringing back Martin Campbell was the best idea they've have had in ages and it produced, in my mind, the best Bond movie made in years. Why are they so adverse to hiring quality Directors like Danny Boyle, David Yates or even Ridley Scott never mind the dozens of great non-British Directors across the planet?!?
July 13, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST
by Media Messiah
This is that film. "Wanted" was made to be that, in comic book form, but when the filmmakers changed it into something else, The Matrix meets Hitman, the creator of the book clearly created "Kick Ass" as a back-up for his original vision, hoping that it would one day reach film screens, his version of Fight Club, as vectored through the comic book genre, and then into the form of a film. This is The Fight Club of comic book films, have no doubt, now spread the word!!!
July 13, 2009, 5:36 a.m. CST
that Resovoir dogs and Pulp Fiction did nt do? I thought it was entertaining, but it was so riding on the coat tails of Tarantino, so Vaughn should really stop carrying on like it was some kind of ground breaking film for the gangster genre. Stardust was ok, well made and some what entertaining imho, but at the same time it felt like one of those movies you forget 30 mins after you watch it, and you just wonder what the was the whole point of the film. I have nt seen Layer Cake so I have no comment there, but based on the things this dude has been involved in so far...im not impressed. That said, the concept of this does sound like it could be promising. Will check this out and finally see what all the hubbub about the comic is....
July 13, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST
by Fried Gold
Nachokoolaid, I am intrigued by this "The Zone" and would like to know more. Is there a link to it?
July 13, 2009, 6:28 a.m. CST
Behold, THE ZONE: <p> http://zone.aintitcool.com/index.php
July 13, 2009, 6:42 a.m. CST
July 13, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST
and Jackson. Should be interesting stuff. Somebody better youtube it all!!!
July 13, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST
Turn them into poseur-fests?
July 13, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST
Forget about those Guy Richie piece's of shit. LC was a very slick, well written and well made film. Nothing groundbreaking but very solid.
July 13, 2009, 7:08 a.m. CST
by Urall Luzers
The book is the shit. I have no idea how you can read that 1st issue & not wanna know what happens next. I mean, he gets the shit kicked outta him, slammed by a car & is left in a pool of his own blood. Come on, man
July 13, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST
July 13, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST
July 13, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST
so damn right about that visionaries panel, nevermind the avatar panel on thursday. Cant wait for next week....and im not even going to be there...youtube dont fail me !
July 13, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST
at least if you've read all 6 issues so far. Issue 7 is out the last week of July btw. Great comic, hopefully will make a great movie. If you have not read the comic there are spoilers you probably wouldn't want to know, ie Red Mist stuff.
July 13, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST
by Urall Luzers
it's hard 2 remember if you read part of the story in the book itself or on the internet somwhere.
July 13, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST
From the opening line straight through to the interview with lines like "Yeah, well, me too." Beaks cements his position as the worst fuckhead around these parts of the internet. What a douchebag.
July 13, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST
"I love that you're calling your shot. This is so refreshing."<p> "So are you infusing the superhero film with a 1970s grittiness?"<p> Matthew Vaughn: "I'm nervous. I don't even know when the bloody thing is coming out." [...] Beaks: "So what about the release date? Do you have any idea where this might land on the calendar?"<p> Why is this fucking guy not out of a job? A monkey could do this with more sophistication.
July 13, 2009, 7:39 a.m. CST
we're doing for comic book/superhero films. So we're getting a slightly derivative, pseudo-cool superhero movie?
July 13, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST
So why did you abandon CHUD Clarence? Got tired of having to submit every piece of information to Faraci so he could do the write up on the front page and take the credit?
July 13, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST
What a refreshing idea. Freedom to pursue your own ambitions and preferences. Much like conservatism.
July 13, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST
Everyone was jizzing about WATCHMEN, but it ended up disappointing. A rental at best. 6/10 *maybe*. </p> </b>KICKASS is gonna get all you fanboys excited and waiting for the greatest movie of the decade, and it'll be yet another dud. I love me some Nic Cage though. That guy's da bomb!
July 13, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST
That woman is absolutely stunning and Jonathan Ross is a lucky bastardo :)
July 13, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST
Tarantino-esque. Lock Stock. Superheroes.An 11 year old assassin (Leon). It's the fucking year 2009 man.
July 13, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST
Not even Don Murphy can fuck up Neil Gaiman like Vaughn. Stardust felt so damn phony, with no atmosphere or authenticity.
July 13, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST
the long kiss goodnight.
July 13, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST
Turner & Hooch!!
July 13, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST
For you new to AICN...everything you'll experience at this site will center around Comic Con for the next 4 months after they tell you all about the sneak peeks they get, the cast and crew joking with the Q&A's and blah blah blah. All you'll see now is Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con Comic Con. Non-stop. Hey, you've been warned.
July 13, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST
I don't recall seeing a face that angular before.
July 13, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST
The photography was very poor and didn't create anything in the way of atmosphere unlike the LOTR trilogy, the Harry Potter films since Azkaban or even Del Toro's flicks. It also didn’t help that the leads were fucking TERRIBLE. Hollywood, PLEASE stop casting Claire Danes. I know some of you have the delusion that My So Called Life was a good TV show but it was, in fact, complete shit and this woman has been riding on the success of Romeo & Juliet for 13 year now. She is a zero charisma non entity. The same goes for that annoying douchebag that they cast as the male lead, Charlie Cox.<br> <br>Why is it whenever Hollywood makes a movie they always have the most worthless assholes playing the lead characters while all the great actors are in supporting roles. It’s the same thing with Pirates of the Carribean. Every single supporting character is played by fantastic actors while the main protagonists are those two dipshits Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly. Is it impossible to find people who are both good looking, actually have some personality and can genuinely act?
July 13, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST
But, Beaks... You posted three pictures. Those should count!
July 13, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST
Thanks, Beaks! Great interview. I give Matthew Vaughn all the credit in the world for taking R-rated risks outside studio control. It's heartening and I bet the film will more than live up to its title.<p> Thank God some directors are deciding to make films this way. It's risky, I know, but hopefully "Avatar" will whet ComicCon people's appetites for even more R-rated goodness. I can't imagine it wouldn't.<p> Plus, I'm very interested to see Aaron Johnson and this young, early Portman-esque actress. Pretty high praise. And I dug the "Magnum Force" shot of hers that Beaks posted.<p> I wish Vaughn luck!
July 13, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST
Hopefully something else happens in the book that we don't know because as of what I've read there isn't much for Cage's character to go nutty about.
July 13, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST
Always has a looked on her face that says either: A) I pooped my pants. <P> or <P> B) I just stepped in a big pile of shit I just pooped out. <P> Take your pic.
July 13, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST
Michelle Pfeiffer, though.
July 13, 2009, 2:32 p.m. CST
July 13, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST
is supposed to be a pathetic effort by a color-blind teenager, right? Never saw this addressed anywhere.
July 13, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST
It's like that whiny kid in school we all knew and hated.
July 13, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST
...is violence by or done to CHILDREN. Same thing with Trick 'r' Treat...unreleasable, permanently shelved because there's a guy who's carving up kids. You don't touch God and you don't touch kids.
July 13, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST
...I couldn't help but think that there was no way this would work on screen. It didn't establish any kind of true reality that I could see buying on screen. But I liked Stardust so I'm willing to give it a try. The script does have some cool reveals, though, like the reveal of what's in the box. (hint: it's not Gwynnie's head)
July 13, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST
...since Millar is pretty much telling the story I'VE always wanted to tell, but I AM excited about this movie. Hopefully, the screening will generate enough interest to find the movie a distributor.
July 13, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST
i hope the movie flops just to take him down a peg
July 13, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST
mynemaborat, you wrote, "god vaughn is arrogant."<p> This was your impression? Really? Because I got the exact opposite impression. To me he seems fairly honest and genuine and humble. Unlike certain other filmmakers who deliver pile of shit after pile of shit, he seems interested in doing his best and trying new things. That's not arrogant, in my opinion. That's creative.
July 13, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST
That's because THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT is badass. If this is evne close to as good as that, I'll be pleased. <p> Fuck the haters, TLKG is one of the best movies ever. <p> Am I laying it on too thick? Perhaps, but it is a really fun film.
July 13, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST
in THE ZONE.
July 13, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST
by Frodo T. Baggins
July 13, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST
but both he and Ritchie do seem to have an inflated sense of self-importance. The way they both go on about LSATSB as if it was some kind of ground breaking re-invention of a genre is I think what gives many the impression of arrogance. Imho, neither of these two have really proven themselves. Ritchie is a one trick pony as far as I can see (how many Tarantino style British gangster movies do we need exactly?)who took huge advantage of the style of filmaking Tarantino brought to people's attention in the 90s. It will be interesting to see if he can actually do something different with Sherlock Holmes. Vaughn has nt impressed me as imho Stardust was pretty forgettable. Vaughn comes across just fine in that interview, I dont think arrogant, but as I said him and Ritchie do seem to thin k a little too highly of themselves. Now Danny Boyle, theres a damn talented British director (sunshine and LLO aside...)
July 14, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST
When "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" was released it was only 4 years after "Pulp Fiction" won a gob of awards and became a touchstone for the 'Cinema of Cool' and their cultural impact (geezus, to much alliteration in that sentence). So, for a British film to tap into and maintain it's unique p.o.v., while making a dent in the international box office, made it a big accomplishment.<br><br>The movie seemed to usher in the revival of the British gangster film and both Vaughn and Ritchie were the poster boys for that movement. I don't think they were arrogant, more like they relished the attention they deserved, considering the major achievement that film represented.<br><br>
July 14, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST
Damn I love the comic book. If he did the comic justice then this is going to be one hell of a ride.
July 14, 2009, 3:11 a.m. CST
see around here. Yes you are right about the arrogance, but there is a difference between that and making outlandish claims "will do for comic book movies what LSATSB did for gangster movies.." thant make you look like an egotistical tool. Blakindigo...sorry my friend,it does nt wash with me. Ok, so it was an acheivement for the British film industry, that does nt excuse it being so derivative of Tarantino's films. Thats like saying that its ok to make an entertaining but nothing special movie (nothing wrong with that) and claim it to be revolutionary just because it was produced in another countires film industry and had a pov of that culture?
July 14, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST
tionary because it will be an achievement for the south african fil industry and becos it will retain a south african pov. District 9 looks really cool, and could be a damn good movie, but I cant claim it to be revolutionary because of that. Though I will admit to personally really not liking Ritchies films. For me every character is just too cool, and like annoying poseurs, and his movies have a smug self-knowing quality like "yeah we re cool and we know it"...imho...
July 14, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST
ble (it flopped for a reason) im willing to give Vaughn the benefit of the doubt as he is at least trying interesting things, and he does nt just keep doing the same shit over and over (ala Mr Madoona). Plus as I said this sounds like a really cool concept..Hope its as violent and funny as he says...
July 14, 2009, 3:43 a.m. CST
by Media Messiah
You have been misled. Renny Harlin made two great films, Die Hard 2 and "The Long Kiss Goodnight", the rest are a mess, but Long Kiss Goodnight is a great film and a lost treasure.
July 14, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST
by Media Messiah
It started slow and scattered...but became very imaginative and sweeping. Stardust is a dreamy adult fairytale that keeps you guessing at almost every turn, and that is the fun of the movie. I loved it in ways that the over-bloated and cold Lord of The Rings just did not deliver emotionally and adventure wise. I feel, however, if they were going to make Stardust an adult fairytale, they should have gone all the way, and included graphic sex, and nudity, and gone for a hard R, well, at least BBC style sex and nudity. That said, it is a very original film, and story...one which takes us through familiar genre fantasy realms, but places an creative twist on them which you have never quite seen before. This is what the deeply overhyped, and bland, Princess Bride should have been, but wasn't, and isn't.<BR><BR>Lastly, in a bit of disappointing news, I must say that the male lead was miscast. He was lacking something, although a very good actor? They needed a more suitable male lead in place of him...but despite this flaw, and several others, the film had a handsome and artistically refreshing, pulse. It seemed like an independent foreign art film with a blockbuster budget, and the truth is, the independent, foreign, and art films being produced these days, are now largely the best films in release...and that has been true of the last decade, plus. Look at this summer's line-up of films, from Wolverine and Star Trek, to Terminator Salvation, Angels & Demons, and Transformers, simply said--they have all sucked!!! Stardust is better than all of those films combined, and that is really saying something about its richly original quality control, and the lack of quality controls for those other films!!!!!
July 14, 2009, 5:03 a.m. CST
Harlin's best is Cliffhanger.
July 14, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST
entertaining. I'm not sure I understand your point though—each film is marketed and promoted to sell the specific audience a pov, and if that movie initiates a following, I think it is a major accomplishment. Not necessarily for movies in general, but definitely for the particular country the film sprang form. .<br><br> If something like Richard Stanley's "Dust Devil" was a major hit in South Africa, that would probably have started a push for more films in that style. And, in defense of Vaughn, "Layer Cake" is quite good. I don't see any connection to Tarantino with that movie. It has a unique style and great performances.
July 14, 2009, 3 p.m. CST
by Media Messiah
I just don't remember it much.
July 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST
Is that your solution to everything? What it needed were charismatic leads and the dumping of the entire DeNiro sequence. Have you read the book?
July 14, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST
by Media Messiah
When I said Hard R, I am talk BBC style nudity and sex, and in America that would still gain you a Hard R no matter what? However, back in the 70s, in America, filmmakers might get a PG for what would be the equivalent of televised BBC adult content, now...forget it. <BR><BR>I haven't read the book, but I enjoyed the movie, nonetheless.
July 14, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST
o dude, just ritchie that rips him off. There is nothing i ve seen of Vaughn to lead me to believe he copies Tarantino. I have not yet seen layer cake, so as I said previously I can have no comment on it. And as I said at least Vaughn appears to be trying to do different things as opposed to Ritchie, thus Im willing to give him the benefit of the doubt re kick-ass (even though I found stardust very underwhelming and forgettable)...
July 14, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST
I think Ritchie can be interesting, but he does have a few obvious Tarantino-isms. The more he gets away from that influence, the more he might have something exciting and less derivative.
July 14, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST
we are going to have to wait for Sherlock Holmes I think to see if Ritchie has any thing to offer other than british gangster movies that take their cue from Resovoir dogs and Pulp Fiction.
July 14, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST
same style as his previous movies as I think that would really not suit the material...
July 14, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST
You make a good point. Trick 'r Treat is going to be released on disc in October and is playing film festivals until then. Not as awesome as a wide Halloween release, but far from permanently shelved. Hopefully Kick-Ass is as awesome as it sounds and it finds a distributor at Comic-Con.
July 16, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST
God I love being British.
July 16, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST
Seriously, anyone who thinks Guy Ritchie is not a legend, hasn't seen his movies properly. Lock Stock was amazing and there were many scenes in Revolver and Snatch that were hugely ground-breaking in their originality. Tarantino ripped Reservoir Dogs off City on Fire, so don't get me started.
July 19, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST
and nic cage is a bad idea
July 26, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST
This is the guy who wussed out of X3 at the last second, citing issues about being closer to his family but really it's because he couldn't handle the pressure of doing a big blockbuster. Strange how other directors do it like it's another day at the office, ie Raimi, Jackson, Wachoskis, etc. And then Vaughn has the audacity to lambaste Brett Ratner, who came in knowing all of the intense pressures involved of handling a $250 million. Brett got the job done, and at least imo did a decent enough presentation. What did Matthew Vaughn do exactly except quit before day 1 on the project? Shut up Matthew. When you can actually handle the pressure like other directors then you can actually say something, otherwise you look like a hypocrite.