I haven’t seen Kick-Ass yet, but I suspect that when Joe Wright’s Hanna comes out it’ll draw comparisons with Hit Girl from Matthew Vaughn’s comic book adaptation. It just feels like that movie is going to take the ‘killer young girl’ thing and own it.
But even if it doesn’t, Hanna‘s going to have a lot to live up to, like The Professional and La Femme Nikita, both of which it seems to resemble. The plot, via The Hollywood Reporter:
The story centers on a 14-year-old Eastern European girl who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine. She connects with a French family, forms a friendship with their daughter and goes through the pangs of adolescence. When the girl is dragged back to her father’s world and discovers that she was bred as a killing machine in a CIA prison camp, she must fight her way to a free life.
It’ll be interesting to see Wright tackling an action picture; I quite like his style, but his choices of material leave me cold. Pride & Prejudice was great, but I couldn’t get wound up about Atonement like everyone else (although I appreciated the hell out of Wright’s visual work). And The Soloist? Ugh.
To give you an idea of what this film is like, Danny Boyle and Alfonso Cuaron were both circling it at one time. Hopefully there’s meat on these tired-sounding bones.
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