First Look: Nicolas Cage In Kick-Ass; Millar Talks Day 1 And 2

Production on Kick-Ass has begun and Mark Millar has written a blog about the first two days of filming. Here are a couple excerpts:

"This is already about 350 times better than I could ever have expected."

"I lucked out with Wanted and Timur and James and Angelina. But nothing– I mean nothing– can prepare you for Nic and Chloe as Big Daddy and Hit-Girl. As I said to Nic after the first scene was shot on Saturday morning, this is a movie about comic-book guys MADE by comic-book guys. We are absolutely in our comfort zone here and doing something really special. Cage's eyes just gleamed. He said it's the most excited he's been by a role in a long time."

"The first scene shot on the movie was the first scene I wrote on the comic (now the opening to issue six) and it's Hit-Girl in her secret identity, wearing a Hello Kitty T-shirt and a kevlar vest as her Dad pumps round after round into her chest so she knows how a bullet feels. I loved the scene in the comic, I loved the scene in the screenplay, but Nic just took it to a whole new level with his delivery, the genuinely mental glee and beautiful comic timing as we see this little kid in pink clothes and a pink hat blasted back into mud in an abandoned factory."

"Chloe Moretz is going to be a superstar after this picture." ... "I have already nicknamed her Han Solo because she's going to be the one every kid wants to be when they see this thing as an illegal download."

You can read Millar's full blog posting on and more set photos on BadandUgly.