There’s still no release date set for “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” Edgar Wright’s live-action film based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s hit comic book series for Oni Press, but it’s pretty safe to say we can’t wait to see this film around Splash Page HQ.
Last month, we picked the brain of “Scott Pilgrim” actor Jason Schwartzman, and along with sharing some thoughts about the footage he’d already seen, he also revealed how he first encountered the “Scott Pilgrim” comics, and offered some hefty praise for their creator, Bryan Lee O’Malley.
“Edgar Wright had told me about the comics well in advance of us working on [the film],” Schwartzman told MTV News. “I began to read them then.”
Upon hearing that our on-site reporter had yet to crack open a volume of “Scott Pilgrim” (a problem we’ve already begun to remedy), Schwartzman shared his thoughts about the popular series, which published its penultimate, fifth volume this year. Volume 6 is due out in 2010.
“They go by like a movie,” explained Schwartzman. “It goes by so quickly and it’s exciting and it’s so well illustrated. Bryan Lee O’Malley, who is the creator of it, possesses an uber-talent.”
And honestly, it’s hard to argue with the actor’s assessment of both the series and its creator. Heck, now that the books are circulating around MTV HQ and everyone else is discovering what we’ve known all along, I’ll probably have to buy myself another set.
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