Thursday, January 22, 2009

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World fills up its cast

For those of you who don't know, Scott Pilgrim is a comic book series by canadian author Bryan Lee O'Malley, that revolves around the character of the same name.

"The series is about 23-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker, hero, wannabe-rockstar, who is living in Toronto and playing bass in the band "Sex Bob-Omb." He falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona V. Flowers, but must defeat her seven "evil ex-boyfriends" in order to date her."

I just recently finished the first volume of the series and found it to be a very well-balanced mix of coolness, nerdyness, and wittiness. It was great and I can't wait to read more volumes. Now that I read some Scott Pilgrim, I feel a little more excited to see a movie about it - especially directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz).

As fas as casting goes, Michael Cera ("Juno", "Arrested Development") has been attached to play Scott for a while, and I don't really see him as such. He's really gonna have to break out of his awkward-kid shell to be Scott, because Scott Pilgrim is geeky, yes - but cool, self-assured and a rocker at that. We'll see.
Kieran Culkin will be Wallace Wells (Scott's roommate) Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play Ramona Flowers (Scott's love interest); Ellen Wong will be Knives Chau (Scott's girlfriend at the time he met Ramona Flowers) plus Chris Evans and Brandon Routh will both play two of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends.

It's a diverse casting, and I hope it works so we'll see a great movie later on this year.
While we're at it, I recommend you read the comic... the art is great, and the writing is very clever and witty. Give it a chance!


João Mealha said...

Watchmen related thingy:

Black Math said...

este Scott foi sem duvida uma das descobertdas mais catitas dos ultimos tempos, juntamente com o walking dead.. bom ter novos comics pa seguir :) brigado amor, k m mostrast os 2 :)