Last week, Ain't-It-Cool-News said that Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) will be co-writing (with Jane Goldman) and directing a big screen adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s "Kick-Ass." Now, Millar has addressed the rumor at Newsarama. Here's a clip:
I can't confirm or deny any director at this stage. Sure, Matthew and I are friends and I think Layer Cake and Stardust tie with 28 Days Later as the best British films of this decade so having him onboard would be amazing. But at this stage I can't even give you a little wink, except to say that the director is already in place and we're looking to rapidly go into production once we're finished a polish on the final script next month. Some casting has already been worked out too, but I can say nothing beyond this annoyingly vague statement.
The full interview is available here. Vaughn is also attached to direct Thor for Marvel Studios.