Three Studios in the Running for Kick-Ass

The Risky Biz Blog reports that the footage from director Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass shown at Comic-Con (read description here!) has brought three studios to the table:

Two weeks after promo footage unspooled at Comic-Con, “Kick-Ass,” the Matthew Vaughn comic-book adaptation about an everyday teen who becomes a superhero, is closing in on a buyer.

Lionsgate, Paramount and Universal are in the running for the pic, which Vaughn financed independently after some studios found the project’s violence too graphic and some of its dialogue too profanity-laced and opted not to board it at the script stage.

But the Comic-Con event garnered a hugely warm response from the fan universe, which has in turn helped convince the companies to reconsider. Buyer screenings followed the week after Comic-Con, and several studios began circling the pic.

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Source: Risky Biz Blog