'Kick-Ass' Trailer Arrives Online!

It looks like Lionsgate couldn't wait until this weekend to roll out the first public trailer for "Kick-Ass," Matthew Vaughn's much-anticipated adaptation of the John Romita Jr. and Mark Millar's comic book series. While the official "Kick-Ass" website teased the trailer's debut this weekend, you can now check it out here (or in high-definition on MySpace.com).


The story of a teenage comic fan who decides to become a costumed vigilante, this trailer gives the first peek at Vaughn's incredibly faithful adaptation of the series.

Of course, attendees at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego were able to check out much of this trailer's footage—as well as a bunch of extra "Kick-Ass" footage during the film's panel. After receiving rave reviews from fans at that show, things have continued to look bright for the project. "Kick-Ass" picked up distribution from Lionsgate in August, and an April 16 release date a month later.

The story of a high school geek who decides to become a costumed vigilante, "Kick-Ass" stars Aaron Johnson in the lead role, along with Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz (as father-daughter vigilantes Big Daddy and Hit Girl), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (as copycat vigilante Red Mist).

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