Kick-Ass's Music To Molest Your Childhood

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For anyone who saw the Comic-Con footage of Kick-Ass, the Banana Splits theme song will never be the same. And, according to creator Mark Millar, if things go to plan, that's not the only childhood music they'll punk up.

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Talking about the use of music in the movie, Millar told Comic Book Resources,

We're hoping to get other children's soundtrack stuff. You know when Darth Vadar appears in "Star Wars" you always hear the "Doom Doom Doo Doom...Doom Doom Doom"? That's his theme music, and we liked the idea of [kid assassin] Hit Girl – whenever she's killing people, you get punked up versions of children's television shows. So it may be "The Hair Bear Bunch" or "Scooby Doo" or something when she's cutting people's throats. We wanted to get The Killers or somebody to maybe record a punked up version of that so then you've got a great Tarantino-style soundtrack.

Tarantino-style indeed... Am I the only one who thinks this is reminiscent of Kill Bill using the Green Hornet theme version of "Flight of the Bumblebee"?

Later in the same interview, Millar promised more Kick-Ass sooner rather than later:

Inside a couple of volumes, you're maybe going to end up with 15 superheroes out there with superhero teams starting to form. I wanted it to feel organic and maybe like the early Marvel Universe that just starts off with a couple of guys and then gets bigger and bigger. So by the time you get to volume 3, you've got a couple of villain scenes, a couple of hero scenes. That kind of stuff... [I] want to do "Kick-Ass 2" because, my God, the movie's coming out and I'd be stupid not to capitalize on it. Also, it was always planned at three books, so I'm dying to get into the next one.

Kick-Ass, the movie, is due for release Summer 2010. Kick-Ass, the comic, reaches #7 next month.

Mark Millar on Making Movies [Comic Book Resources]

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MonkeyT

Tarantino's best soundtracks are great precisely because he DOESN'T hire wannabe newcomers to "punk-up" forgotten old tunes. He uses the originals, and reminds us why they were fun, even when they weren't great. (e.g. - Flight of the Bumblebee was actually Al Hirt's theme from the Green Hornet Show, recorded in the 60's. Even Quincy Jones's hyped up Ironside remix was taken from Jones's own album, "Smackwater Jack") . Tarantino respects the originals, he very rarely messes with them. If that's the limit of this guy's depth and perception, this will be another film I'll get to happily ignore.