Even though Scott Pilgrim vs the World was praised highly by critics, resulting in an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film was a disappointment at the box office for Universal Pictures. After costing $60 million to make, the movie only made just over $47 million worldwide. The film has become a bit of a cult classic, and it’s found a decent sized audience on home video, but it deserves so much more attention than it’s gotten, if only because it’s evidence of Edgar Wright’s skills as a masterful and economical filmmaker.
A new video essay examines an easily overlooked element of the graphic novel film adaptation: the transitions. If a film is directed and edited properly, each scene moves seamlessly from one into the next and you may not even notice. The Scott Pilgrim vs the World transitions are some of the most efficient and meticulously planned, so much that you maybe didn’t realize how many of them happen in a short span of screentime. Read More »
A little over a month ago, Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick expressed interest in playing the Marvel Comics superhero Squirrel Girl. Advised by her brother that the character perfectly fits her, Kendrick said she would probably be down to be half-squirrel if the opportunity arose. Fans of the comic didn’t think it was a bad idea at all, and now she has the support of one of her former directors in the form of Scott Pilgrim vs the World helmer Edgar Wright.
Find out what Edgar Wright had to say about Anna Kendrick as Squirrel Girl after the jump. Read More »
Movie mash-ups are a dime a dozen on the web, and sometimes even though they can be good fun, they bring together two movies that fit together pretty easily. But did you ever think that a mash-up of Christopher Nolan‘s gritty, grounded Dark Knight Trilogy and Edgar Wright‘s fantastical, energetic Scott Pilgrim vs the World would make the perfect combo?
The YouTube channel Inventor Headquarters has taken footage from all three films in The Dark Knight Trilogy and spiced them up by editing them in the style of the trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs the World, complete with little animated fighting effects and onomatopoeias. This could be the most fun thing you watch today. Read More »
In case you haven’t heard, Kevin Smith is working on a TV series adaptation of the MGM cult classic sci-fi adventure The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension from 1984. It was Smith’s work directing an episode of The CW series The Flash last year that turned some heads at MGM, and now he’s deep in development on the project with an eye on some filmmakers he hopes to recruit to direct some episodes.
Find out some of Smith’s ambitious picks to direct some of the Buckaroo Bonzai TV series after the jump. Read More »
There are a myriad of ways that we could compliment Edgar Wright. From his economical, near flawless scripts to his fast and fierce shooting style, you can spot an Edgar Wright film from a mile away. But one of the things I look forward to the most is how the director Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs the World uses music to enhance his movies, making for some of the most memorable scenes from his career.
A new video features some of Edgar Wright’s greatest uses of music in film, television and music videos. Even if you’ve seen all of Edgar Wright’s movies, there’s probably some footage here you haven’t seen before, especially in the music video arena. Watch the Edgar Wright music reel after the jump. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Edgar Wright‘s name alone is enough to get us interested in any project he’s involved with, but it certainly doesn’t hurt when he pulls together a fantastic cast to help bring his vision to life. Shooting on his latest, Baby Driver, is already underway with Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Eiza Gonzalez, and now it’s pulling over to pick up one more: Jon Bernthal, whom we’re about to see as the Punisher in Daredevil season 2.
And while Baby Driver has remained somewhat mysterious up to this point, a whole bunch of new details have surfaced about the characters in the film. More on the Baby Driver Jon Bernthal casting and the latest Baby Driver plot details below. Read More »
Good news: Edgar Wright has begun filming his newest picture, Baby Driver. Shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, began this week, and Wright is already sharing behind-the-scenes pics from his rock-and-roll car chase film. There aren’t any shots of the excellent cast, but posting a few shots from the set isn’t a bad way to celebrate the start of principal photography. Check out Wright’s photos below. Read More »
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Director Edgar Wright has been a feature filmmaker for about 11 years now, and in that time he’s delivered four outstanding films with near-flawless screenplays, tight editing and visuals that truly use the medium of film to its full potential. Knowing what he’s pulled off in the live-action realm with Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs the World, I’ve always wanted to see what he can do in animation, and now we’ll get to find out.
The Wrap has learned that Wright has signed on to direct and co-write his first animated feature film for DreamWorks Animation. At this time details are scarce, but the movie reportedly focuses on a concept involving shadows, and it seems to have loose ties to a project that DWA was developing awhile back. Read More »
If you’re a fan of the work of author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), when you hear the talent coming together for an adaptation of his children’s book Fortunately the Milk, you’re going to flip your lid.
Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is teaming up with superstar Johnny Depp for the adaptation of the children’s book that is perfectly described as “a story of time travel and breakfast cereal.” And the writer on board the project only sweetens the deal. Read More »