Salman Rushdie is one of our most valuable literary voices, and he also happens to be a tremendous fan of film. One of my earliest encounters with his work was via an essay he wrote on Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (available in Imaginary Homelands) and in the many years since I’ve had the good fortune to see Rushdie speak on the topic of film numerous times.

He has talked for a few years about the upcoming adaptation of his landmark novel Midnight’s Children, a novel that traces the political and cultural history of modern India through the lives of two twins and other mystically connected children born on or near the moment of India’s independence.

The film finally shot in recent months, based on Rushdie’s own script, under the direction of Deepa Mehta. The last time we reported on the movie was in August 2010, when Scott Pilgrim‘s Satya Bhabha was cast in the lead role of Saleem. Now we’ve got the first official still from the resulting movie (of Bhabha, and Shriya Sara as Parvati) and a video clip from TIFF in which Rushdie explains how he came to provide some voiceover for the film. Read More »

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The young actor Satya Bhabha was almost a total unknown a few months ago. Now he’s got a highlighted role in Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs the World, in which he plays the first of the characters that must be defeated by Scott Pilgrim to win the heart of Ramona Flowers.

Bhabha is memorable in Wright’s film, but he’ll soon have a much bigger role in a long-awaited movie. According to the actor, he’s playing Saleem Sinai, the main character in an adaptation of Salman Rushdie‘s seminal novel Midnight’s Children. Read More »

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

We’ve seen a teaser and a full trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Edgar Wright‘s adaptation of the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Now there’s an international trailer that sells the tale of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) a bass player and sorta-slacker who falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary-Elizabeth Winstead) but must defeat her seven evil exes before they can truly be together. Lots of new footage in this one, including a good look at Brandon Routh. Read More »

Scott Pilgrim

Universal Pictures has released the first full-length movie trailer for Edgar Wright‘s upcoming action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Based on the comic book series written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Pilgrim tells the story of a charming and jobless 22-year-old who must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. The new trailer will be attached to Get Him To The Greek, but has been put online once the Scott Pilgrim facebook page reached 100,000 fans (which happened at 1:30am on Monday morning).

The new trailer is pretty awesome, and has me even more excited about the film than the initial teaser. The only thing I didn’t like was the lame “it’s on like Donkey Kong” tagline which I’m sure was the “genius” idea of the Universal’s marketing team. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Edgar Wright has posted the first photo of Satya Bhabha in costume from the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. As you probably know, Scott Pilgrim is is based on the Oni Press graphic novel written by Bryan Lee O’Malley. In the film adaptation, Michael Cera plays 23-year-old Canadian slacker Scott Pilgrim, who must battle and defeat his dream girl’s (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), seven evil ex-”boyfriends” in order to win her heart.

Bhabha plays Matthew Patel, the first of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends. The fight which took place at the end of the first graphic novel, was depicted in a style reminiscent of Street Fighter meets Bollywood musical. Full photo after the jump.

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Edgar Wright has posted the first of a series of weekly video blogs for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on the film’s official website. The video was recorded on the stunt stage, and we get to see a lot of stunt action, sword fighting, and even some footage of the bands rehearsing. Watch it after the jump. Also, after the jump, we have the film’s first studio released plot synopsis.
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Edgar Wright has posted the first photo of Satya Bhabha, who plays Matthew Patel in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. As you probably know, Scott Pilgrim is is based on the Oni Press graphic novel written by Bryan Lee O’Malley. In the film adaptation, Michael Cera plays 23-year-old Canadian slacker Scott Pilgrim, who must battle and defeat his dream girl’s, Ramona V. Flowers’ (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. Matthew Patel is the first of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends. The fight which took place at the end of the first graphic novel, was depicted in a style reminiscent of Street Fighter.

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