It’s safe to say that only Edgar Wright could have released a film like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Based on the comic series by Brian Lee O’Malley, the film oozes with a style that is uniquely Wright’s with its blend of comics, video game, punk-rock, and general nerd aesthetics. So much so that general audiences didn’t know what to think of it; when released, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World reached only number five in its opening week, getting trounced by new releases The Expendables and Eat Pray Love, and holdovers The Other Guys and Inception. But in the years that have followed, the film has risen out of the ashes to become a cult classic.
The cast list alone warrants a revisit: Michael Cera, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brie Larson… That’s two Marvel Superheros and a DC Hero just for those keeping count, and that list only scratches the surface of household names that appeared in the film. Entertainment Weekly managed to interview a few of the cast along with director and co-writer Edgar Wright on the development, release, and subsequent rise to cult glory of the film for its 10th anniversary. At the end of the interview, Wright mentioned something that would no doubt intrigue the film’s cult following:
“There’s some plans — and there’s nothing official yet — but there are some plans to revisit the material in an animation way. 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.”Edgar Wright on a return to the world of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, via Entertainment Weekly
With six volumes of comics, there is plenty of material to re-visit and expand upon. A new animated form of the series would be welcomed with open arms by the fan base, and would fit in nicely with the cult film and infamous videogame, both being teased for re-release.
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