July 26, 2010

Universal has released six movie clips from director Edgar Wright’s (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  Based on the awesome graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the movie has an amazing cast featuring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, and Jason Schwartzman.  I caught a screening at Comic-Con a few days ago and am happy to report the film is brilliant. Wright has somehow managed to do the impossible as he’s brought the universe and characters of Scott Pilgrim to life and it feels real and perfect.  Trust me, if you’re a fan of the comic, you’re not going to believe how awesome it is.  And even if you know nothing about Scott Pilgrim, don’t worry, you’re still going to love this film. It’s that good.

Anyway, for a taste of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, hit the jump and watch 6 clips!  Scott Pilgrim gets released August 13.

Here’s the synopsis:

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 fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over. www.scottpilgrimthemovie.com

And here’s a cool featurette called “A Look Inside”

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