Director gets violent with comic redo “Kick-Ass”

Director gets violent with comic redo “Kick-Ass”
After producing “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and other films, Matthew Vaughn successfully transitioned to director with “Layer Cake” and “Stardust.” But for “Kick-Ass,” his adaptation of Mark Millar’s gritty comic book opening April 16, he was turned down by every studio. So he made the $28 million-budgeted movie outside the system, and then sold it to Lionsgate for a reported $45 …

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