Scott Pilgrim better keep in shape, because his upcoming battle against the world now has an official August release date.
Universal Pictures has updated the release date for director Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," based on the Oni Press graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The film is now set to bow in theaters on August 13, 2010, featuring Michael Cera in the title role alongside a host of other notable actors including Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Since the film's first official photo went online earlier this month, "Scott Pilgrim" fans and even moviegoers unfamiliar with the comics have been eager to see more from the comic book movie. A lucky few have already seen the film thanks to special screenings hosted by Wright.
"I'm into little screenings for people," the director recently told MTV News. "It's easy to show a screening to those in the industry, because they understand what an unfinished film looks like. So, anyone who was swinging through town in London saw it, and then one night I was in Los Angeles and I showed it to some other people…[once] I think I watched it about seven times in one week. You learn as much from showing it to one person as you do [with] a test audience."
Even Scott's older sister Stacey, played by Anna Kendrick, has seen the movie.
"I've seen it. It's awesome," she declared. "There's nothing to compare it to. It's like the energy from 'Ferris Bueller' and the action from 'Kill Bill.' It's amazing."
It's hard to imagine exactly what a fusion of those two polar opposite movies might look like, but unless you're lucky enough to get a screening invite from Wright himself, you'll most likely have to wait until August 13th to see such a collision of genres.
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