Just when you start thinking that Edgar Wright has run out of awesome announcements and cool sneak peeks for “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” he just turns around and proves you wrong.
Today’s photo (seen below) from Edgar’s blog seems fairly innocuous yet monumental. If I’m reading the slate correctly (and I’m probably not), this is the first take of the first scene of the first day of shooting. You can’t really tell what’s happening in the scene other than it possibly involving a telephone booth and a tanker.
But if you look closer at the slate, you can see the name next to the abbreviation, “CAM”. That name is “B. Pope” and unless there’s another cinematographer renowned for shooting crazy, unforgettable action scenes whose last name is also “Pope” and whose first name starts with the letter ‘B’, then “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” just got a major boost in the technical department by bringing Bill Pope on board. What’s more, Pope is no stranger to the merging of incredible visual effects, intricate set-pieces, and comedy having worked on “Team America: World Police” and “The Matrix Revolutions”.