Netflix recently released an announcement trailer revealing the cast of 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs The World has joined a new anime adaptation of the graphic novel.
The Scott Pilgrim The Anime clip has confirmed actors Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans and Brie Larson, among others, will reprise their roles as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Matthew Patel, Wallace Wells, Lucas Lee and Envy Adams, respectively.
Additionally, director Edgar Wright, who directed the 2010 film, will serve as the show’s executive producer, along with graphic novel creators Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski, who will act as writers and presenters. The anime will be animated by Japanese studio Science SARU, which has previously worked on projects like Star Wars: Visions and Devilman Crybaby, among others.
According to Deadline, Wright teased: “Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer BenDavid Grabinski, created an anime about Scott Pilgrim that not only expands the universe but also… well, check it out. Go.” Eunyoung Choi, President and CEO of Science SARU, said, “The series is a wild ride, full of new and thrilling experiences for everyone at Science SARU. Working with such amazing artists and animators under the visionary leadership of director Abel Gongora has been an absolute dream come true. Our team is excited about bringing the world of Scott Pilgrim to life.”
Scott Pilgrim’s Legacy vs The World
The Scott Pilgrim graphic novel was originally published from 2004 to 2010 as a six-volume black-and-white series. The books are about the main protagonist, a bass player who meets and falls in love with a new woman in town, Ramona. To even begin a relationship with her, Scott is tasked with first defeating her Seven Evil Exes in battle. While the overall tone is mostly cheerful, the series was praised for exploring possibly related themes such as moral conflict and emotional honesty.
Despite the star-studded cast and enduring fandom, Scott Pilgrim vs The World was a box office bomb, earning only $49.3 million against a $60-85 million budget. Critically, however, the film proved to be a success, with many praising its fast-paced humor and use of visual effects.
Netflix’s Scott Pilgrim The Anime still doesn’t have an official release date.
Source: YouTube, Deadline