Scott Pilgrim to Undergo Reshoots? Director Edgar Wright Explains
05.06.10 by Ryan
Reshoots are usually considered a bad sign for a movie and seem to cause panic that something is "wrong" and needs to be fixed. When word got out (via a Production Weekly Tweet that no longer exists) that the upcoming comic book adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was "planning to return to Toronto for 3 additional days of photography," it was hard to know what to think. Shooting has been finished for over a year, what went "wrong?" How did Edgar Wright, the beloved director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, stray from the path of perfection?
Call off the alarm. Wright explained the reshoots in an email to Collider.
so yeah, it's true what Production Weekly so inelegantly tweeted
we are doing 3 days of pick ups
and to be honest—I'm excited about it. It was my suggestion to the studio and the bits and pieces are all things that I want to tweak
truth is, some of it, is because we have material from Vol 6 that is impossible to resist and so even after a nearly a year of editing—it's going to be fun to put some icing on the cake
we are not even redoing one full scene, nor any action, just some bits and bobs and new jokes and beats that I wrote with [co-writer Michael] Bacall & [comic book author Bryan Lee] O'Malley
if you guys want or feel inclined to put out any fire—I give you this comparison...
Both Shaun & Hot Fuzz had two and three days respectively of additional shooting. One of those bits was the granny being kicked in the face. I think we can all agree that was a good pickup.
Back on Twitter, Wright was already joking about his response to the pick-ups "controversy".
We are adding a granny being kicked in the face to every scene in the movie, yes. In 3-D to boot.