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Friday, March 26, 2010
  HOLY ****!: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World trailer
There's a movie coming out this summer that I've been quietly awaiting a trailer for, and that's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. There's a number of factors that has this near the top of my Must-See List, among them the fact that it's the third film from director Edgar Wright, who helmed the too-brilliant-for-words Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz (see both immediately if you haven't already), it's based on the incredible graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley, and it's set in my hometown of Toronto (as is the comic; O'Malley's a Toronto guy as well). It stars Michael Cera as the titular character, a twentysomething dude who falls for the girl of his dreams, the beautiful and mysterious Ramona Flowers, only to learn that in order to win her, he must first defeat her Seven Evil Ex-Boyfriends (who include Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans and Brandon Routh, among others). The trailer just hit the 'net, and it looks amazing.

The Scott Pilgrim comic is just a blast of pure fun, combining martial arts, classic video games and romantic comedy, and it's one of the best comics being published today (the sixth and final volume, Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour, is due in stores in July). From the look of this trailer, Wright and crew have totally nailed the tone of the books, which, on the surface, seems like it would be difficult to adapt into a movie. I've been on the fence about Cera's involvement – the character of Scott Pilgrim, a loud, outgoing, fun-loving guy, couldn't be further from Cera's usual on-screen persona – and while this trailer doesn't totally put my concerns to rest (he barely speaks in it), the rest of it just confirms that this movie looks like it deserves the excitement that it's generating in many corners of the Internet (including this one).

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hits theaters on August 13. See it, or you are dead to me.

Check out the Scott Pilgrim trailer here, courtesy of Apple.

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