Kick-Ass trailer kicks, well, you know (video)

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

A new trailer has gone live on for Kick-Ass, the upcoming satiric superhero movie based on Mark Millar's comic series.

The movie stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz and was directed by Matthew Vaughn.

The film tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name—Kick-Ass—assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copycats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Cage).

Kick-Ass opens April 16, 2010.