Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass made enough of an impact at last month's Comic Con to get Lionsgate interested, and the distributor has now nailed down a release date for the apparently over-the-top action fest. And that date is April 16. In related news, Lionsgate has named August 20 as the arrival date for The Expendables, which stars the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Eric Roberts. Can't wait.

If you're looking for something a bit closer to the horizon, well then get ready for Boondock Saints 2: All Saint's Day! Sony will unleash the long-awaited sequel on October 30, and I've included a small press release after the jump. But yes, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Billy Connolly are returning, as is writer/director Troy Duffy. So to all who thought that the Overnight documentary was the end of the Boondock saga, well, looks like you (ok, we) were wrong.

Which, if any, of these action flicks has you the most geeked up?


The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is the much-anticipated sequel to the indie cult classic, The Boondock Saints. The film is the continuation of writer/director Troy Duffy's tough, stylized cutting edge saga of the MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery). The two have been in deep hiding with their father, Il Duce (Billy Connolly), in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former vigilante lives. When word comes that a beloved priest has been killed by sinister forces from deep within the mob, the brothers return to Boston to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those responsible. With a new partner in crime (Clifton Collins Jr., Star Trek) and a sexy FBI operative (Julie Benz, TV's "Dexter") hot on their trail...the Saints are back!