Heads up festival-goers, 2010’s going to be a kick-ass year. Sundance kicks off in two weeks with a mountain of highly anticipated films, and at 6 AM this morning, one of our favorite festivals of all time announced their opening night film. Time to crack open that piggy bank and buy a film badge, because SXSW is hosting the world premiere of Matthew Vaughn’s KICK-ASS!
As almost all of you know, KICK-ASS is backed by Lionsgate and Marv Films, and tells the story about a high school comic-book geek who turns his obsession into reality when he takes it upon himself to become a real-life superhero and fight crime.
SXSW has also announced a few more films that will be playing at this year’s festival. Just a few days ago, I told you about writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez’s sequel to WOMEN IN TROUBLE, ELEKTRA LUXX, and the 3D film, HUBBLE 3D. Here are a few more films added to the line-up:
COLD WEATHER – SXSW Alum Aaron Katz directs this feature about a former forensic science major and avid reader of detective fiction, who, after making a mess of his life in Chicago, returns to his hometown of Portland, Oregon. There, he, his sister Gail, and new friend Carlos become embroiled in something unexpected.
LEMMY – A documentary from director Wes Orshoski, the film delves into the personal and public lives of heavy metal icon and Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister. Nearly three years in the making, and featuring appearances by such friends/peers as Metallica, Dave Grohl, Billy Bob Thornton and pro wrestler Triple H, the film follows Kilmister from his Hollywood bedroom to the hockey arenas of Scandinavia and Russia.
SATURDAY NIGHT – Directed by actor James Franco, the documentary looks at what it takes to create an episode of the legendary comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Follow behind the scenes as the actors, writers and producers go through one frenetic week of trials and tribulations as each volley to get sketches on air.
SXSW runs from March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, TX. You can purchase a shiny new film badge over at SXSW.com See you in March folks!
I know some of you guys are just as excited about this movie as I am! Will anyone be going to the festival this year?