The tagline for “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” Edgar Wright’s upcoming adaptation of the hit indie comic book series created by Bryan Lee O’Malley, is “An epic of epic epicness.”
That should tell you a lot about the tongue-in-cheek tone channeled by the “Shaun of the Dead” filmmaker for the tale of a slacker musician forced to battle his girlfriend’s seven evil ex-lovers to win her affection.
Packed full of wild effects and nostalgia-inducing references to the video games, indie music and cult movies that occupy places of honor in geek culture, “Scott Pilgrim” features an all-star cast of young actors — many of whom are no strangers to the subject matter. As Scott Pilgrim, Michael Cera squares off against everything from demonic goth girls to a superpowered vegan rock star, helped along by a musical score that features contributions by Beck, Metric and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, among other notables.
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VAMPIRIC COMIC VAMPIRE NATION HEADING TO BIG SCREEN
HOLLYWOOD is showing no signs of throwing holy water at the vampire genre.
Next to come to the silver screen is the Platinum Studios comic book series Blood Nation.
Set in the near future, it tells of a country overrun by vampires and walled off from the rest of the world.
Decades later, it transpires the creatures may have found a way to escape and so a small group of people go on “a desperate mission to save humanity.”
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