Scott Pilgrim vs. the World animated series in talks
Though a box office disappointment upon release, Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has been one of the most celebrated graphic novel adaptations of the last decade amongst fans and critics and though a sequel isn’t going to happen, the co-writer/director has revealed there may be a new avenue for the material. (Via Slash Film)
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the film’s 10th anniversary, Wright revealed that though a live-action sequel is definitely not going to happen, he and the source material’s creator Bryan Lee O’Malley have been cooking up something else.
“There’s some plans — and there’s nothing official yet — but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way,” Wright said. “We’ve been talking with Bryan and with Jared for a while [about]: What if we did something with the books in anime form? It’s being discussed as we speak.”
This exciting tidbit comes on the heels of the announcement in May that the cult classic action comedy would be returning to theaters to celebrate its anniversary, which was originally set to hit theaters in August, though said re-release has been postponed indefinitely due to the global pandemic.
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The film starred Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a young man who falls hard for Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Ramona Flowers. But to win Ramona’s heart, Scott has to face her seven evil exes, including Lucas Lee (Chris Evans), Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), Roxy Richter (Mae Whitman), and Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman). Alison Brie also appears as Scott’s evil ex, Envy Adams, alongside Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau.
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