Last year, when Steve spoke to Brandon Routh about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Routh said that some of the scenes would be animated. It was difficult to understand what he meant at the time, but with the first trailer now online, we can now see what he was saying.
Among the 33 high resolution screencaps we’ve pulled from the trailer, ten show the progression of one action beat. As you follow it, you’ll see what Routh meant when he said, “animation”, because it looks animated, just not in the way you think when you hear the word. Also, you’ll see how a guy turned into coins when Scott struck him with his sword. Love.
Hit the jump to see all 33 hi-res screencaps plus the official synopsis. You can also click here to go watch the trailer. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hits theaters on August 13th.
Click on an image to see it in high resolution.
For those just tuning in, here’s the official synopsis for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World:
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.