just released some sweet pics from Matthew Vaughn’s “Kick-Ass.” The movie, which is an adaptation of Mark Millar’s new comic book series by the same name is set for release sometime in 2009. These new pics show the main character, Dave Lizewski in his homemade hero costume.

“Kick ass” is the story of a normal guy who wonders why people don’t dress up in crazy costumes and become heroes on their own – so he goes ahead and does it himself.

“The first photo looks like it’s from the scene where he first goes out and gets his ass kicked encountering some thugs on the street. The reason why he ends up getting famous is because people record the fight and put it on YouTube. Take a look!

Kick-Ass is both written and directed by British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, of Layer Cake and Stardust previously.