Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
The story behind this brilliant superhero movie, Kick-Ass, direct from the set.
Tags:Kick-Ass: From Comic-to-Screen,ign,ign.com,kick-ass comic story,kick-ass from comic to screen
Grab video code:
Kick-Ass: From Comic-to-Screen
Chris Keller: Hi there, this is Chris Keller reporting from IGM from what looks like a comic book store but really isn’t. It’s the set of Matthew Vaughn new film Kick Ass which is based on a comic book that looks a little something like this.
Male: Kick is a story of a high school senior kid who loves comic books, who loves super heroes and wonders why in the millions of people who loves superheroes, no one has ever given it a try. Of course there’s a reason for that, the answer for that question is a terrible idea and it’s too dangerous but he is a youthful exuberant he tries to give it a shot.
Male: Well Kick Ass is tragically autobiographical because its mainly about a teenage looser you know who is just sitting on the house playing video games, just thinking wouldn’t be cool if in real life you tried to be a super hero. And genuinely this is honestly true because my friend Paul and I we thought why not try this as sort of a career option. The story as what would have happened if we had the balls to actually do it and go out one night out in patrol.
Female: Mark Miller teamed up with this premise and said would you like to try it out and I agreed and it morphed into Kick Ass. It started out something a little different and he said it’s a gamble then he said try it out and see what you think. No money up front, it’s a complete gamble, we created our own series and we started working on it and it got a buzz and Matthew came along. It is where it is right now and it is exciting as well you know.
Male: Mark Miller gave me a pitch, its some kind of a—I don’t know what its called but it was the script of the comic and I read it and I had a movie in my head and we had a deal and I wrote the script with Jane while he wrote the comic at the same time. Sort of like probably the first time it ever happened.
Male: Obviously the storied botched up but we all started from scratch. The screenplay eventually overtook the scripts argument on the front and it’s probably the only time in history I’d imagined it has ever happened. Spider man, there was a four year gap between the original story and the movie but we pretty much finished it at the same time.
Female: It was really nice that the movie was developing alongside the comic; it was really an interesting way to work.
Male: Matthew and—I don’t know but it gives the impression like most directors you know of being quite immovable. He’s actually probably one of the most reasonable people I’ve ever met you know when it comes to a studio idea or something that he would sense something. He was amazing at keeping us up to speed in every single step of the way and if there is something that you disagreed with or something you didn’t feel would work and it’s the same as Jane as well