Exclusive: Jason Schwartzman talks SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD. Confirms Split Screens and Animation

     November 6, 2009

Jason Schwartzman Fantastic Mr Fox.jpg

One of my big films in 2010 is director Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”.  As the director of “Spaced”, “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, Edgar Wright has proven that he’s one of the best directors working today.  While I’d be interested in whatever project he chose to do as his next film, the fact that he’s making the fantastic comic book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley is just awesome.  Anyway, people have been shown footage from “Scott Pilgrim” and the mini-reviews have been crazy.  Director Jason Reitman pretty much lost his mind after seeing 30 minutes.  And I’m beginning to figure out why.

I think the reason people are so excited for the film is Edgar Wright is pushing the boundaries of narrative storytelling.  While every movie has moving cameras and interesting shots, I’ve heard rumors that “Scott Pilgrim” is going to use a lot of split screens and animation to help tell the story.  And after speaking with Jason Schwartzman the other day, I can now confirm it.  While I do not know how many scenes use split screens, I think it’s a big part of the movie. Perhaps it’s all about trying to make comic book frames work on a movie screen. Anyhow, if you’d like to see Jason Schwartzman talk about seeing the first 19 minutes of the movie, working for Edgar and with Michael Cera, and what’s up with “Bored to Death”, hit the jump to see the interview.

Finally, this interview is part of a much larger interview I did with Jason Schwartzman for “Fantastic Mr. Fox”.  Look for what he said about Wes Anderson’s new movie closer to release.

Jason Schwartzman

  • Scott Pilgrim talk. I mention how the movie is going to be a lot bigger than people think.  Jason talks about his love for Edgar Wright and Michael Cera
  • Has he seen any of the movie. Says he saw the first 19 minutes
  • I mention how I’ve heard the movie will have a lot of split screen and animation and he’s throwing a lot of unusual stuff at the screen
  • Jason talks about how you could see on set how it was all going to come together as Edgar had a special effects team on set so you could quickly see what it might look like
  • Bored to Death talk – says they start shooting the next season in March

Around The Web

Latest News

HAIL CAESAR! Character Details Revealed: Channing Tatum Is a Wannabe Communist

Dolph Lundgren spills details on his cameo in the new Coen Brothers film and how it ties into Channing Tatum's character.

Writer-Directors Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul Talk THE D TRAIN

The filmmakers discuss making the movie in 22 days, the genesis of the story, casting Jack Black, not spoiling the film in the trailer, and more.

Alternate History: What If George Miller’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Wasn’t Cancelled?

If 'Mad Max' director George Miller's 'Justice League' movie not only hadn't been cancelled, but was a huge success, how would that have impacted the superhero movie landscape going forward?

Christoph Waltz to Direct and Star in THE WORST MARRIAGE IN GEORGETOWN

Waltz will direct himself as an eccentric social climber who murders his elderly socialite wife.

SAINT LAURENT: Director Bertrand Bonello Discusses His New Biopic

Bornello talks about staying honest about Yves Saint Laurent's life, finding the right cast, his visual approach the the film, the eclectic score, his next film 'Paris is Happening' and more.

New HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 Trailer Is Weird, Gross

Which shouldn't really be a surprise, I guess.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS: J.J. Abrams Talks Cutting References to Original Trilogy

Don't expect 'Episode VII' to lay the groundwork for future installments quite like an MCU film.

Tuesday TV Ratings: THE FLASH Dips Slightly, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Steady

Meanwhile, 'Person of Interest' and 'The Voice' find new lows.

New MAGIC MIKE XXL Trailer Piles on the Sexual Innuendo

Donald Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more join the ensemble in the road trip-centric sequel.

Joss Whedon Reveals the Real Reason He Quit Twitter

And it's not because of death threats or angry tweets from militant feminists.

Page 1 of 3,93512345...102030...Last »