SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD Due Out in the UK on August 27th; First Official Synopsis Released

     December 21, 2009

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Folks in the UK can break out their calendars and clear a space for August 27, 2010 because The Playlist is reporting that’s the day Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is scheduled to hit theaters.  However, the film is scheduled to hit France on August 18th.  It’s possible that Universal could be staking out August 20th for the US because they released Inglourious Basterds on the same weekend this year and it worked out pretty well.  Of course, release dates are always subject to change, but if this date holds and also applies to the US, Scott Pilgrim will have some interesting competition (provided other released dates hold as well).  While nothing is currently holding August 27th in the US, The Expendables is due a week before on August 13th, would go up against The Baster starring Jason Bateman and Priest starring Paul Bettany, and then The American starring George Clooney hits theaters on September 1st.  Again, this is all speculation as far as a US release date but it certainly looks like August will be the month we’ll see Scott Pilgrim take on the World.

Additionally, the first official synopsis has landed online.  It’s a little long (but in no way spoilery) so we’ve included it after the jump.  We’ll be sure to update you on when Scott Pilgrim is set to hit theaters stateside so you can clear your calendar and celebrate it like it was a holiday.

For those just tuning in, here’s the first official synopsis:

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.

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