Bryan Lee O’Malleys comic book comes to the big screen in 2010.

Directed by Edgar Wright.



Like many today has been the day I’ve been looking forward to for some time. The official trailer for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World has finally arrived.

Based on the comic by Bryan Lee O’Malley and brought to the screen by the directorial genius behind Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright, the buzz for this film has been building for a while, with Wright giving us an insight into the making of the film with his video blogs and teasing us via his twitter feed.

Now finally we get to see what it’s all about and like Kick-Ass and The Losers this looks to be another comic based must see this year. And I’m not the only one who seems to be very pleased with how this one is looking, judging by the reaction across the web just minutes after this trailer went online.

Still clueless as to who Scott Pilgrim is and why this film is set to be one of the biggest hits of 2010 – when watch this awesome trailer and start counting the days until the film arrives here in the UK in August.

Now that looks to be An Epic of Epic Epicness. Now go tell your friends about this film and get them to tell their friends and then go buy the books on Amazon and then watch the trailer again…

Oh, and judging by this and his performance in The Losers, it’s looking like Chris Evans is going to make a fine Captain America.


In the run up to the release of what is set to be one of the biggest films of the year, the official Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World movie website is offering you the change to create your own Scott Pilgrim styled avatar.

This is me – Scott Pilgrim Style.

If you want to make your own head over to the Scott Pilgrim Avatar Creator! and get your Scott Pilgrim makeover. Then post it to Twitter and Facebook, I want to see Scott Pilgrim avatars take over!


Excitement for Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Scott Pilgrim continues to mount and this week has seen the release of the new international poster for the film.

But better than that is The Playlists track by track review of the album that will accompany the release of the film. The album is produced by Godrich (Radiohead, Air, Beck) and features songs from Beck, Broken Social Scene and Metric. Best of all where there is an audio link The Playlist has included the audio for that track. Many of the tracks are those suggested by original creator/writer/illustrator of the Scott Pilgrim saga Bryan Lee O’Malley (check out the back of the Pilgrim books for his suggested soundtrack for each volume).

My favourites so far are the Metric and Rolling Stones tracks – but I can’t wait to see how these songs will play out in the film. It’s looking like this album will be my new Singles and really capture the feel of the film.

Anyway go have a read of what The Playlist thinks and listen to a few really great songs – take me to the track by track review.


Scott Pilgrim the comic book has been a master class in storytelling. Bryan Lee O’Malley created an incredibly believable world. It is a world that reflects the dreams and ideas I had when I was a 22 year old, finding my way through life and love.

Edgar Wright began bringing his Scott Pilgrim vision to the screen before the comic version had been given it’s ending. And although the two diverge slightly when it comes to wrapping up the story, Edgar and his team have managed to bring the snowy world of Scott’s Toronto to the big screen just as it appears in the comic. Some scenes are perfect matches for their black and white counterparts. Edgar has also transferred the sounds of the comic to the screen, by taking some of O’Malley’s soundtrack suggestions (in each volume of the comic Bryan Lee O’Malley recommends a set of music tracks to accompany that volume) along with some of his own. It all works flawlessly, the perfect melding of sight and sound.

I’m not going to give you a full synopsis of the film, you can find that in most other reviews, but in essence the film is about finding the girl of your dreams and overcoming not only the physical barriers to making that relationship work but the mental ones we all put in the way of our true happiness. As an added bonus we get high octane video game/anime style fight scenes, fantastic acting, great music and a director at the top of his game, who understands his source material and his audience.

In fact, Scott Pilgrim has a lot in common with Spaced, the Channel 4 show Edgar directed over 10 years ago (it was written by and starred Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes). Much like in Spaced there is a character somewhere in this film we can all wholly identify with. And as in Spaced, the film understands the complexity of relationships and how we deal with them.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World may seem like an all out fantasy action film with all the pop culture bells and whistles, but the film, like the comic that inspired it, is really about people. It’s about how we deal with growing up, taking responsibility for our actions and dealing with the consequences. It’s about life and that is something that Edgar Wright has placed at the heart of his film.

I cannot recommend this film enough, its charm and wit shine. It wears its heart on its sleeve and it certainly walked away with mine. Go see it as soon as it opens in the UK on 25th August.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Directed by Edgar Wright

Produced by Edgar Wright, Marc Platt, Eric Gitter & Nira Park

Written by Edgar Wright (Screenplay), Michael Bacall (Screenplay)

Based on the comic by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Narrated by Bill Hader

Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman

Music by Nigel Godrich

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