New Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Clip Plus More from Creator Bryan Lee O'Malley
07.23.10 by Ryan
Those that attended the Comic-Con panel for the upcoming comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The World were treated to one of the most celebrated panels so far. Director Edgar Wright moderated the discussion which featured cast members Brandon Routh, Kieran Culkin, Jason Schwartzman and Michael Cera wearing a Captain America costume (Scott Pilgrim costar, and Captain America lead Chris Evans was not in attendance). Even Simon Pegg and Nick Frost jumped onstage until Wright corrected himself, saying he misread the cue card and that the two actors do not appear in the movie. Then Wright asked the audience: "Would you people like to follow me to the theater right now to watch the film?"
While we can't be as generous, MTV does have a new clip, which is at least one minute of a very anticipated movie.
Scott Pilgrim is based on the the comic book by Bryan O'Malley, who also attended the panel. In a recent interview with USAToday O'Malley said he was surprised at how faithful the movie version was to his comic book.
When they first came to me, I was 25 and I had no money and I had just gotten married and I was like, "Yes! Please! Turn this into the worst movie in the world, I don't care. I'd just love the paycheck." I never anticipated it would be so faithful and so indebted to the books, and that we would share the aesthetic and make this project together. I expected some Hollywood jerk to take the idea and turn it into a really bad, offensive comedy about some guy getting into fistfights with ex-boyfriends. It turned into so much more, and I think that's amazing.
O'Malley says he's seen the final cut of the movie and described it as "really weird," but in a good way. "Seeing [my books] fed back to me in movie form is eye-opening," said O'Malley. "Like, 'wow, I'm weird!'"