This year isn’t all that heavy with comic book movies. While we have films like The Losers and Jonah Hex, they don’t really compare to the anticipation by both comic fans and video game fans alike for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.
The film comes from Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, who already gained Whedon-esque geek credibility with international audiences. In both of his previous films, he turned a genre like “zombie films” or “80s action films” into his own parody, and he’s doing it all over again with video games in Pilgrim.
In the movie, based on the series of comics by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) falls in love with a pink-haired girl named Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). They start to date and everything seems swell, until Scott is told that in order to date Ramona, he has to defeat her 7 evil ex boyfriends.
It all plays out as ridiculous as it sounds, with some pretty amazing visuals, and intense fight sequences from the ex’s (played by Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, and more).
Check out the first full trailer after the jump, and be sure to catch Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World in theaters August 13th.