When you look at how director Edgar Wright presented Scott Pilgrim vs the World for the big screen, you would think that the film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s graphic novel series would be pretty loyal to the source material. For the most part, that’s true. But since the screenplay by Michael Bacall went into development shortly after the release of the first volume in the book series, there was a time when the books were being released while the screenplay was being written.
Beyond that, since films rarely are able to directly translate a book to the big screen, there are plenty of differences between the Scott Pilgrim vs the World movie and the books that inspired it. Thankfully, a new video essay runs through all the Scott Pilgrim book differences, and you can watch it below. Read More »
This weekend, the limited edition pop culture art craze hits its zenith with MondoCon. It’s the first, and hopefully not last convention put on by the Austin, Texas based company best known for highly collectible posters, LPs, VHS tapes and now toys. We’ve already let you in on a bunch of what’s going down at the event, which takes place September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX, and now we can exclusively reveal some more of the good stuff – POSTERS!
All of Mondo’s posters are screen printed. As a special treat for the fans at the Con, the Industry Print Shop will be on the floor of MondoCon. They’ll be live screenprinting t-shirts on demand by artists Daniel Danger, Mike Mignola, Rob Jones, Francesco Francavilla and Geof Darrow, plus they’ll be doing posters. Four posters in fact.
Live on the floor of MondoCon, the Industry Print Shop will be live screenprinting prints by Daniel Danger, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Mike Mignola and Rob Jones/Ken Taylor. Attendees can pre-order the MondoCon posters Tuesday, September 16. Below, see the full images of all four MondoCon posters and read more information. Read More »
Also, Tugg is bringing the cult classic Battle Royale to theaters along with a brand new print from artists Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and Kevin Tong.
Battle Royale, long available in the United States only as an import DVD, has been added to Tugg’s library for fans to create their own screenings at their local theater nationwide. Additionally, for those screenings that happen, Tugg promoters will be given a quantity of Mondo’s Battle Royale posters for themselves and to be given away to attendees at the events (while supplies last). Request a screening now here – http://www.tugg.com/titles/battle-royale.
Mondo is hosting the first Tugg screening of Battle Royale as part of the opening weekend festivities at the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park in Houston on February 16. The ticket price of $85 includes the cost of one variant poster (edition of 225). The regular edition will be sold via MondoTees.com at a future date and will be the version used for the limited quantity of posters at subsequent Tugg screenings. See both the regular and variant posters after the jump.
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The Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Blu-ray has been out for over a week now and, chances are, you’ve already burnt it out. The visuals look insane, the sound blows out your speakers and the special features highlight how much love and care went into the project. It’s an awesome disc. But, now that you own it and have watched it all, what’s next? It sits on your shelf. Sure you’ll revisit it every once in a while, but how do you spruce up your old Blu-ray? How about with not one, not two, but THREE different downloadable covers?
The first one you may have seen already. It’s an awesome, original Nintendo inspired, Blu-ray insert by artist Adam Lowe which Edgar Wright tweeted about and Collider posted last week. The second two are personally autographed inserts that I got signed at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA, each slightly different from the first. Each is signed by Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Satya Bhabha, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Brandon Routh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons, Jason Schwartzman and Edgar Wright. Download all three, and read the story behind them, after the jump. Read More »
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When two of the biggest film geek directors in the world sit down to chat, it’s always something to behold and that’s exactly what happened this past Monday at one of the numerous sold out screenings of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in anticipation of its Blu-ray release on November 9. This particular screening took place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood CA, which is literally 3 blocks from my front door. And though the proximity was a huge plus, as was the opportunity to see the awesome film on the big screen once again, the biggest reason for my attendance was that Guillermo del Toro would be interviewing co-writer and director Edgar Wright as well as Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley after the film. As an added surprise, several cast members including Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Johnny Simmons and Satya Bhabha came out to help introduce the film while Scott Pilgrim himself, Michael Cera, hung out after to take part in the Q&A.
We posted a few clips of this earlier in the week, but if you have an hour and a half, the whole Q&A is now online and is extremely entertaining. Besides all the basic stories, there’s a simple joy in watching how Del Toro and Wright interact with each other, not to mention the hilarious commentary that Cera provides. I’m so glad you can now all get to experience what I did. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Generally I’m bulletproof when it comes to little plastic versions of things I love. But even my cold heart is tempted by these Scott Pilgrim figures, which are a fine little recreation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s art style. They’re a bit pricey at $30 for the pair, and don’t release until April of 2011. But there’s a pre-order up now at Mezco Toys, and I’d be surprised if these aren’t gone way before the actual objects hit the street next year. Larger pics are after the break.
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On Monday November 1st 2010, Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) moderated a question and answer session with director Edgar Wright , star Michael Cera and comic creator Bryan Lee O’Malley about the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The event, which took place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, was captured by cameras — and a few video clips have made it online. Hit the jump to watch them now.
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Though it’s probably not playing in a theater near you anymore, many of us can agree that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is still near and dear to our hearts. The Blu-ray release can’t come soon enough so we can pour over every frame and see all the wonderful things that director Edgar Wright placed there for fans to find. One example would be these drawings by Scott Pilgrim’s creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. He drew these sketches of two of the bands Sex Bob-Omb must perform against for the film but, they flash by so quickly, it’s hard to truly appreciate their awesomeness. Until now. Edgar Wright blogged about them and now you can check out Crash and the Boys as well as the Katayanagi Twins after the jump. Read More »
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A few weeks ago I got news of a pretty cool little project: as part of the promotional efforts for Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Universal approached [adult swim] about making something related to the film. The idea concocted by the folks at the network was to animate a piece of one of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s graphic novels that didn’t end up in Edgar Wright‘s movie.
Universal, Wright and O’Malley all got behind the idea, and the result is a four-minute animated short that illustrates the beginning of the friendship between Scott Pilgrim and Kim Pine. I got a look at the nearly-completed short during Comic Con, and now we can show you a clip from the finished project.
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MTV recently talked to director Edgar Wright, who confirmed what many people who have read the screenplay(s) for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World had known for a while: the story diverges from Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s source material somewhere around book number three.
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