Kick-Ass has now officially made Aaron Johnson hot property. We know this because every time a new movie gets greenlit, he is rumoured to be attached.
Either that, or Bryan Singer just really likes him. After rumours that Johnson would be appearing in Singer’s X-Men: First Class (before the director dropped the gig and settled for a producer credit), word is coming through that Johnson will instead head up Singer’s Jack The Giant Killer.
The director’s update of fairytale Jack And The Beanstalk has just been given a green light by New Line Cinema, and Singer is wasting no time setting about for a cast.
Cheeky chappie Johnson is apparently top of the list, and seems perfect for the role, having impressed with Kick-Ass and Nowhere Boy (even if the upcoming Chatroom is a disappointment). Let's just hope his home commitments (his partner's just had a baby) won't keep him from kicking giant rumps.
The current synopsis doing the rounds on the net involves a princess being kidnapped, rupturing the peace between men and giants. A young farmer then goes on a mission to the giant kingdom to rescue the princess.
Principal photography is set to commence in March 2011, while unconfirmed rumours are swirling that the film will be shot in 3D.