In July 2009, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to the Toronto-based set of Edgar Wright‘s upcoming action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. As you know from reading the site, I’m a huge fan of the comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and have been very excited to see it adapted to the big screen by Wright. After the jump you can watch a video blog I recorded with Matt Goldberg of Collider.com (filling in for Steve) at the hotel immediately following our trip to the set. We talk about what we saw and experienced on set in depth. Watch it now, after the jump.
All this week we’ll be publishing interviews our press group conducted on set with the cast and crew. So watch out for those interviews as well.
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SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Cast: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Writers: Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright
Based on the Oni Press
Comic Book Series by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Producers: Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, Edgar Wright, Nira Park
Executive Producers: Ronaldo Vasconcellos, J. Miles Dale
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.
As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.