The feature trailer for Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has debuted online. It was unleashed upon us eager beavers following a Facebook campaign seeking 100,000 fans. Needless to say, with the new Scott Pilgrim trailer teased as a reward, the target was reached fairly quickly.
We’re big fans of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comic book series, and even named Scott Pilgrim vs. The World the most exciting film of 2010 before seeing an official image from the production. Obviously, we’re looking forward to it. So what more is there to say? Check out the phenomenal trailer already!
I’ve exhausted all my preemptive hyperbolic buzzwords, so allow me to lazily quote myself. Here is what I said back in January:
Much like last year’s number 1 film, my most anticipated picture of 2010 is another long-awaited adaptation of a graphic novel. Bryan Lee O’Malley’s six-part Scott Pilgrim saga is equal parts (500) Days of Summer and Super Mario Bros. It is an evocative and truthful romantic comedy, wrapped up in an absurd video-game, executed with satirical (and sometimes blisteringly earnest) perfection. It skewers Hollywood, fighting games, indie-punk, Canadian/American affairs, ‘the scene’ and post-teen/pre-adult relationships – all in the most loving manner possible.
Michael Cera stars as slacker Scott Pilgrim, bass player for the band Sex Bob-omb, who falls in love with the elusive roller-skating delivery girl Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). He’s ready for romance, but Ramona’s affection comes at a price – he must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends, including the dastardly Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman), if he wishes to claim her hand.
Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and adapted for the screen by writer Michael Bacall (he was an Inglourious Basterd!), Scott Pilgrim has been atop my most-anticipated film list for some time now. At its best, it could be a hilarious, action-packed and very touching film that captures Generation Y better than even Juno or Superbad. At its worst, it’ll probably just rock really hard.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hits Australian cinemas August 12th.
Discuss: I’m predicting Scott Pilgrim will be the 7th biggest film of the American summer. A bit much?