We’ve seen clips from “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” images of the cast in costume, and even some footage from the extra-awesome “Scott Pilgrim” video game. But the one question everyone still wants to know is: Will it be anything like the books?
In an interview with MTV News, director Edgar Wright offered an answer to that very question, and described the collaborative process with “Scott Pilgrim” creator Bryan Lee O’Malley.
“We’ve worked very closely with the original author, Bryan Lee O’Malley,” Wright told MTV News. “It’s a different version of the story in a way, and we tried to structure it so it works more as a movie, and he’s been very much involved in that process. In fact, on a couple of occasions, he’s rewritten scenes that we’ve done, which is great.”
The filmmaker went on to explain what appealed to him about the project, citing its mix of various genres and focus on music as a storytelling element.
“Really, the film is slightly different than your normal comic book adaptation because it isn’t just the action,” he said. “It’s a comedy, there’s a big love story, and there’s a high, high music quotient as well.”
“That’s what attracted me to it in the first place — the chance to tackle four different genres and do something that had action and music in it as well,” explained Wright.
“Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” hits theaters August 13.
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