While the fans have been bouncing off the walls waiting for a glimpse of his newest film, director Edgar Wright has kept things pretty quiet concerning Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (though his production blog may make you think otherwise). Recently, we all got a bit closer to seeing some great action, as the very first image of the film got released, showing off the titular Pilgrim (Michael Cera) with a flaming katana.
The film, for those unaware, is based on the series of comics by Bryan Lee O’Malley about a guy who meets the girl of his dreams, literally. Things get a bit ridiculous from there, so I’ll let the official synopsis from Universal tell the rest.
Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass–and now is back in town–to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy.
He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.
As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past–from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.
Edgar Wright is the creative mind behind such fan-favorites as Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, and he has already established that he’ll be staying true to the comic, as crazy or outlandish as it may be. Check out the image below of one of the epic battles from the film.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World also stars Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Kieran Culkin, and Jason Schwartzman, and hits theaters this Fall.