"Shaun of the Dead" director Edgar Wright grabbed a major power-up when he stepped on to direct "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World." The original books were the talk of New York Comic Con this year, with the fifth "Scott Pilgrim" volume quickly entering stores and vacating shelves across the country shortly thereafter.
The big-screen adaptation's casting, which boasts Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, and Kieron Culkin, is stacked with names, but better yet, it has original creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's gold-coin punch of approval.
"I think the whole cast is amazing," O'Malley told MTV News. "Edgar Wright is a genius for casting. Everyone that they've got is pretty spot-on."
Cera seems to be an obvious recruit for the "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" title role, especially if he's looking for other things to do with his time than star in a potential "Arrested Development" movie. Edgar Wright's choice to join him with comics movie names like Routh and Evans also makes a lot of sense, and O'Malley has been looking over Wright's shoulder throughout the new film's construction.
"I've seen all of the casting tapes, and I've seen everyone that we've rejected and everyone we've accepted. I've been there all along," O'Malley said. "Edgar and I have been on the same page about everything, which is pretty amazing. Everyone that we've seen who we knew we liked a little bit but they weren't quite right, we would wait and see someone else and then it turned out well after all."
So even if he may occassionally disagree with a cast member's comments about the "Scott Pilgrim" film, the indie comics celebrity sounds like he is on board with Wright's vision for how to win Pilgrim's fight in theaters.
Are you happy to see O'Malley getting input on the "Scott Pilgrim" film? What do you want to see carry over from he books to the big screen? Speak up and shout out about it in the comment section below!