For more than two years now, we’ve been singing the praises of “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World,” director Edgar Wright’s soon-to-hit-theaters adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s wildly popular comic book series. This week, we’re bringing you five straight days filled with “Scott Pilgrim” coverage as we near the film’s long-awaited August 13 premiere in theaters.
But it occurred to us recently that some of you out there might not (*gasp*) be familiar with O’Malley’s hyper-kinetic kung-fu love story filtered through the lens of 1980s video game culture. And to be honest, that description probably doesn’t do it justice, either. In fact, we might be better off just letting Wright himself explain the “Scott Pilgrim” phenomenon.
“It’s essentially a love story — or a love triangle, even — about a young man, Scott Pilgrim,” Wright told MTV News during this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. “It’s basically the ups and downs of his love life filtered through kung-fu and video games and all sorts of insane action.”
Okay, well maybe I wasn’t too far off. Wright explained further, though.
“Bryan Lee O’Malley, who wrote the books, once described the character as the hero of the movie inside his own head — and this, essentially, is the movie,” he explained. “So it’s kind of a daydream for people who’ve been brought up on Saturday morning cartoons and video games and too many sugary products.”
And there you have it, folks — straight from the filmmaker himself. And if you’re looking for more info about the film and comic book series, why not spend some time in our archive of “Scott Pilgrim” news over the last few years. It’s well worth the time.
Make sure to keep it locked to Splash Page all week for more news, video, interviews, and “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” fun!
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