The early word is out on "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," director Edgar Wright's adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's beloved comic book series, and the word is somewhere between "fantastic" and "awesome." Let's go with "fantawesome."
Universal held a test screening of "Scott Pilgrim" in New Jersey, yielding wildly enthusiastic reports from the fans lucky enough to attend. One Twitter user called the movie a "nerdgasm," while another remarked that it is "100% respectful to the books."
"I was lucky enough to see this awesome nerdfest of a flick known as Scott Pilgrim vs The World," wrote Tumblr user L2BT. "It was a lot of fun and Edgar Wright did an impressive job bringing the comic to the screen. Pilgrim is going to gain even more followers once this hits theatres in August. Kids are really going to geek out over this. Hard." Read More...
Scott Pilgrim better keep in shape, because his upcoming battle against the world now has an official August release date.
Universal Pictures has updated the release date for director Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," based on the Oni Press graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The film is now set to bow in theaters on August 13, 2010, featuring Michael Cera in the title role alongside a host of other notable actors including Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Moreso than most movies, "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" has us feeling terribly conflicted. On one hand, we're such fans of the source material for Edgar Wright's adaptation that we're eager to know as much as possible (and as soon as possible) about how it's being brought to life on the screen. On the other hand, we don't want to ruin the surprises Wright has planned for us.
That's why we can't help but ask the "Scott Pilgrim" cast about the film whenever we get a chance — and to be honest, we're kind of relieved when they don't give away too much about the film. Take, for example, our recent conversation with actress Anna Kendrick, who plays Stacey Pilgrim:
"I've seen it. It's awesome," said Kendrick when asked if she's been one of the lucky few to have screened the film. "There's nothing to compare it to. It's like the energy from 'Ferris Bueller' and the action from 'Kill Bill.' It's amazing."
What do you think of Kendrick's description? Let us know in the comment section or on Twitter!
We received our first official look at Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" earlier this month, and for many fans (us included), the shot of star Michael Cera wielding a flaming freakin' sword only made the wait until the August release that much more difficult. Fortunately, we managed to get Wright on the phone to share a few more details about his adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series when we named him one of MTV Movies' "10 For 2010" filmmakers.
From early screenings to the film's mysterious action sequences, Wright revealed where the film is at right now and some of what we can expect when "Scott Pilgrim" finally hits theaters.
"Yeah, we have a cut, and we're still tinkering with that," said Wright of the film's current status. "It’s a different thing doing a film with lots of effects in it; it’s like another stage to have production be going on during the edit, which is an on-going thing. It’s like a painting, basically." Read More...
Universal Pictures has released an official shot from "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," Edgar Wright's live-action adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's hit comic book series.
And if you're wondering why you've read the first five volumes and still can't place this scene, you're not alone. [SPOILER ALERT] Read More...
With "Youth in Revolt" bringing Michael Cera to theaters this week, it's only natural that when we had a chance to chat with him during the film's red carpet premiere, Splash Page had to sneak in a few questions about another little film he's involved in: "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World."
"When we were shooting, they were cutting the movie as we were shooting," Cera told MTV News when asked how much of director Edgar Wright's finished film he'd seen. "[Wright] would bring down his laptop every day and show us stuff. So, I've kind of seen the whole thing out of order, but I haven't seen anything cut together... except on the last day, he showed the whole crew a 40-minute reel." Read More...
It's hard to imagine Michael Cera as an action star, particularly when his "Arrested Development" character couldn't even catch a mop. Still, the young actor will get his chance at combat in the lead role of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," Edgar Wright's upcoming adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book series.
Cera spoke with Collider about his work on "Scott Pilgrim," which he described as "a pretty smooth transition" from his romantic comedy roles thanks to the physical training provided during pre-production.
But even Cera can't help himself from marveling at some of the action scenes in "Scott Pilgrim," particularly one that takes place between two of his co-stars. Read More...
There's still no release date set for "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," Edgar Wright's live-action film based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's hit comic book series for Oni Press, but it's pretty safe to say we can't wait to see this film around Splash Page HQ.
Last month, we picked the brain of "Scott Pilgrim" actor Jason Schwartzman, and along with sharing some thoughts about the footage he'd already seen, he also revealed how he first encountered the "Scott Pilgrim" comics, and offered some hefty praise for their creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley.
"Edgar Wright had told me about the comics well in advance of us working on [the film]," Schwartzman told MTV News. "I began to read them then." Read More...
"Scott Pilgrim" director Edgar Wright has posted a new photo from next year's live-action adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's hit series, and the new shot offers the first good (though slightly skewed) image of Michael Cera as the film's title character, as well as several other cast members in costume.
Wright posted the photo (actually a photo of a photo) on his Flickr stream this week, and you can see a larger version of it there.
The image features "Scott Pilgrim" characters Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), Ramona V. Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Young Neil (Johnny Simmons), Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), Kim Pine (Alison Pill), and Stephen Stills (Mark Webber).
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Back in October, Brian Michael Bendis joked with MTV News that the sequel to his graphic novel "Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story" (chronicling the trials and tribulations of adapting his creator-owned comics in Hollywood) should be called "Not Dead Yet" due to the on-again, off-again status of the "Torso" movie over the last decade.
And while Bendis might have been joking about the title of the book, he was serious about publishing a follow-up to the critically acclaimed book.
"Yes, I've been writing the sequel over these years," Bendis told MTV News. "There's plenty of stuff going on — even, as we've talked about, with 'Torso' itself. We're almost at the point where the behind-the-scenes of 'Torso' would be a more interesting movie than the movie." Read More...