While many have read the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels and know the characters like family, others have only just found out director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) made a movie about Brian Lee O’Malley’s comic series and it arrives in theaters this August. You’ve got to remember…not everyone is online 24/7.
To catch newbie’s up to what the series is all about and what you really need to know, the folks at gamervision have broken down the teaser trailer for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World frame by frame. Even if you’ve watched the trailer five times, you might catch some new stuff you missed. And for people that have only heard the buzz of how cool Scott Pilgrim is…after watching the video, you’ll understand why everyone can’t wait for this movie.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for 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.
Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Writers: Michael Bacall and Edgar Wright
Based on the Oni Press Comic Book Series by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Producers: Marc Platt, Eric Gitter, Edgar Wright, Nira Park
Executive Producers: Ronaldo Vasconcellos, J. Miles Dale