Anyone's who's read Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" comics or seen footage from "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," Edgar Wright's upcoming film based on the books, knows there's no shortage of epic brawls in the title character's tale.
So how did the cast train for the hyperkinetic kung-fu action of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"? Wright explained the "Scott Pilgrim" regimen to MTV News, and revealed the secret nickname given to lead actor Michael Cera: "Mikey the Push-Up King."
"I asked Quentin Tarantino about the prep they did for 'Kill Bill' and he said [we'd need] a minimum of eight weeks prep for the actors," said Wright. Read More...
Earlier today we brought you a new clip from "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," and now we have your ticket to a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the film's most epic scenes: the Clash at Demonhead show at Lee's Palace!
Filmed during MTV's visit to the set of "Scott Pilgrim" last year, the video offers an introduction to the set by Ramona Flowers herself (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), as well as the members of Scott Pilgrim's band, Sex Bob-Omb, and the trio known as The Clash at Demonhead — which happens to include Scott's ex-girlfriend Envy Adams (Brie Larson) and Evil Ex #3, Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh). Read More...
Our week of "Scott Pilgrim" coverage continues today with a new clip from Edgar Wright's live-action adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's wildly popular comic book series.
In the following clip, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) explains the situation to Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), and what he'll need to do in order to maintain their relationship:
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" hits theaters August 13.
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For more than two years now, we've been singing the praises of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," director Edgar Wright's soon-to-hit-theaters adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's wildly popular comic book series. This week, we're bringing you five straight days filled with "Scott Pilgrim" coverage as we near the film's long-awaited August 13 premiere in theaters.
But it occurred to us recently that some of you out there might not (*gasp*) be familiar with O'Malley's hyper-kinetic kung-fu love story filtered through the lens of 1980s video game culture. And to be honest, that description probably doesn't do it justice, either. In fact, we might be better off just letting Wright himself explain the "Scott Pilgrim" phenomenon.
"It's essentially a love story — or a love triangle, even — about a young man, Scott Pilgrim," Wright told MTV News during this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. "It's basically the ups and downs of his love life filtered through kung-fu and video games and all sorts of insane action." Read More...
If there was ever a doubt in your mind why Adult Swim would ask Universal, "Scott Pilgrim" writer Bryan Lee O'Malley and film director Edgar Wright for permission to make an animated short based on material from the novels that was left out of the live-action film, all you have to do is watch a new commercial promoting the short that confesses "Adult Swim wants to marry ['Scott Pilgrim']."
Adult Swim producer Jason DeMarco spoke with /Film about how he and his coworkers came up with the idea to animate a flashback from volume two of "Scott Pilgrim" that will air on the network separately between two commercial breaks on August 12 between 12 and 12:30 AM. Read More...
Last night at the Apple Store in SoHo, NY, a press event was held for "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," the upcoming film based on Bryan Lee O’Malley's popular graphic novels. Speaking before press and fans were director Edgar Wright and actors Jason Schwartzman, Anna Kendrick, and Michael Cera.
To win over the crowd of the Apple Store, actor Michael Cera, who plays the titular character, greeted the audience with the declaration "F--- PCs!" He later claimed ignorance when a film clip showed Scott Pilgrim using a PC instead of a Mac, much to the laughter of the others on the panel.
“When I read the first book... it reminded me a little bit of the television show 'Spaced' I’d done with Simon Pegg,” Edgar Wright explained. “'Spaced' was a show where there were lots of dream sequences and flashbacks. But this film, and the books, felt like the dream sequence that never ends.” Read More...
Most of us have to wait another week to see "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," but out in Los Angeles the whole cast was on hand yesterday for the West Coast premiere of director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's celebrated comic book series.
Along with Scott Pilgrim himself, Michael Cera, the premiere featured appearances by Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman), Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and many, many others.
Click on the image below for the full "Scott Pilgrim" premiere gallery.
"Scott Pilgrim" hits theaters August 13.
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"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" star Michael Cera's involvement in film's Scott Pilgrim Experience at San Diego Comic-Con this week wasn't limited to just making T-shirts. As it turns out, he hung out in line and posed for a picture or two. The funny part is that the fans taking the photos didn't necessarily know who they were shooting.
"I'd like to point out that we have the Scott Pilgrim Experience, where we can make T-shirts and stuff, and Michael — as some actors do go out on the floor with a mask on — Michael put a mask on and lined up for his own Scott Pilgrim Experience in disguise," director Edgar Wright told MTV News.
Cera corroborated the story, and sounded like he enjoyed himself thoroughly. Read More...
By Ryan J. Downey
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" has arrived! Well... almost. Before the film officially hits theaters, director Edgar Wright and the cast brought the project's cast before an assembled Comic-Con audience to offer up some thoughts about the much-anticipated adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series.
Here's a full report:
- Edgar Wright joked about following Sly Stallone's Expendables. "We have 13 guests coming out but I don't think all of them will equal one Lundgren."
- Wright said he first encountered SP while doing the press tour for "Shaun of the Dead" - "It was love at first sight."
- Bryan Lee O'Malley was introduced with a video montage contrasting clips from the film with art from the books. Each successive person was introduced with film clips as well. Read More...
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" is already making a case for itself as one of the summer's most-anticipated movies, so it's no surprise that director Edgar Wright and the "Scott Pilgrim" crew are making a big splash out of this year's Comic-Con in San Diego. They've got a panel on Thursday evening, their very own Twitter feed, they'll customize convention attendees clothes, and they even have a new clip to debut exclusively on Splash Page!
Check out the new clip from the film (titled "Hey!") and have your own personal Comic-Con moment, you crazy kids:
Oh, and if you're in San Diego for Comic-Con, make sure to check out Universal's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" panel on Thursday at 6 PM (PST) in Hall H.
Keep it locked to Splash Page throughout the show for all your Comic-Con 2010 news, interviews, and exclusives. You can also follow your friendly neighborhood editor Rick Marshall and the rest of the Splash Page team on Twitter!
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