Wadlow To Direct The “Kick Ass” Sequel

A sequel to 2010’s “Kick Ass” comic adaptation is moving forward soon, but not in the way that’s expected. “Cry Wolf” and “Never Back Down” director Jeff Wadlow has penned a script and will direct the project which aims to begin filming in August says Deadline.

Discussions are just getting underway with original cast members Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse to reprise their roles. As they weren’t signed for sequels, new deals have to be worked out.

The first film was set up at Lionsgate but the rights reverted back to the first film’s director Matthew Vaughn who will produce this outing (his “X-Men: First Class” sequel commitments are preventing him from directing). Talks are already underway with Universal Pictures to distribute.