KICK-ASS MOVIE TO PREMIERE IN CHICAGO ON THE EVE OF C2E2
Limited Tickets Available for Convention Attendees and Chicago Comic Fans, Event By Lionsgate, IGN, and C2E2
Norwalk, CT, March 22, 2010: The eagerly anticipated movie Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Mark Strong, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Nicolas Cage, will receive a red carpet premiere in Chicago, IL on Thursday, April 15, 2010. The film, which opens nationwide on April 16, 2010, is based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John S. Romita Jr. The Chicago premiere of the movie occurs on the eve of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which takes place April 16-18 at the McCormick Place Convention Center. Selected cast members will participate in the Chicago red carpet premiere, and the screening will be a destination for press and professionals. Tickets will be made available on IGN.com and C2E2.com in the coming weeks for comics fans and C2E2 attendees wishing to attend.
Then, on April 16, the day after the premiere, C2E2 attendees will have an opportunity to meet cast members from Kick-Ass when they participate in an autographing session at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Details as to the time and location of this signing are forthcoming on C2E2.com.
“We’re very proud to announce this special premiere of Kick-Ass with our friends at Lionsgate and IGN,” C2E2 Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. “C2E2 is a celebration of the best of comics and popular entertainment, and Kick-Ass perfectly represents this convergence. The fact that both the film and C2E2 are debuting on the same day is nothing short of fantastic good fortune!”
Fans wanting to learn more about Chicago’s Kick-Ass premiere and C2E2 in general are encouraged to visit the show’s official site, www.C2E2.com, as well as its official blog, www.mediumatlarge.net. Tickets to C2E2 are available now on its official site, and fans are encouraged to purchase theirs early to guarantee admission.
“How come nobody’s ever tried to be a superhero?” When Dave Lizewski – ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he’s not the only superhero out there – the fearless and highly-trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit Girl have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local Mafioso, Frank D’Amico. And, as Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Frank’s son, Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass’s arch-nemesis, Red Mist – the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil – in which the DIY hero will have to live up to his name. Or die trying…
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, from a screenplay by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, and based on the comic written by Mark Millar and John S. Romita Jr. Lionsgate and MARV present a MARV Films / Plan B production. www.kickass-themovie.com
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