When we reported that comic creator Mark Millar said that Kick-Ass 2 would shoot this summer, there was some healthy skepticism from fans. It turns out the doubting Thomases were right to be wary of Millar’s proclamation, because Kick-Ass 2 isn’t shooting until September, and that’s not considered summer.
The latest Kick-Ass 2 update says that Universal is in talks with Matthew Vaughn to make and distribute the sequel.
Vaughn wrote, directed, and produced the original film – which was based on Millar and John Romita’s comic miniseries – but he won’t be wearing as many hats for the sequel. He’ll produce Kick-Ass 2, but he’s prepared to hand over the directing duties to Never Back Down helmer Jeff Wadlow.
The sequel features another Vaughn script, this time adapting the Kick-Ass 2 comic series with the spin-off Hit Girl providing the opening act.
Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are all expected to reprise their roles in the sequel. [via THR]
Actor Cole Hauser is reuniting with star Bruce Willis for a third time with his recent casting in the upcoming A Good Day to Die Hard. The actors previously collaborated on Tears of the Sun and Hart’s War.
Hauser is set to play one of the film’s bad guys, a character named Collins. He joins Willis and Jai Courtney on the project, which finds John McClane and his son embroiled in an action-based scenario set in Russia. [via Deadline]
Finally, Vince Vaughn is currently in negotiations to headline the upcoming remake, Starbuck.
Dreamworks is set to remake the 2011 hit Canadian film, which centers on a slacker-type who donates sperm under the alias Starbuck. When 500 of the children his donations have fathered petition to have his identity revealed, the character has to decide whether or not to come forward, and how it will affect his relationship and chances of fathering a child with his girlfriend.
Ken Scott, the director of the original film, will write and direct the remake for Dreamworks. [via ComingSoon]