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post Dec 12 2005, 03:12 PM
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Universal Pencils In Pilgrim
Brian Lee O'Malley's alt-lit, rock 'n' roll graphic novel is picked up by Universal as a potential vehicle for a certain British zombie comedy director.
By Todd Gilchrist

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Two volumes, many more fans

Universal Pictures has tapped Michael Bacall to adapt 26-year-old Canadian cartoonist and musician Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic book Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life. The source material follows a young do-nothing who becomes ensconced in a martial arts adventure, during which he faces off against his girlfriend's ex-boyfriends to win her hand.

The studio, which struck gold last year distributing Focus Features' zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead, has enlisted Shaun helmer Edgar Wright to direct after he finishes his follow-up, Hot Fuzz, also written by and starring Simon Pegg. Wright's unconventional, cheeky approach to genre material should prove well-suited to the comic book, which transforms relationship peccadilloes into real-life confrontations.

Bacall, meanwhile, is working on the Stacy Peralta-directed feature In Search of Captain Zero, a surfer biopic which is to star Sean Penn, as well as Justice Deferred an adaptation of a novel by Len Williams that Maguire Entertainment has set up at Warner Brothers. Other upcoming projects include a spec script, Psycho Funky Chimp, for Dimension Films and a graffiti tome for New Line tentatively titled Graff.


Article Here also...the writer has some stuff about it at scottpilgrim.com...


The write up for the book on Amazon says this...
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Scott Pilgrim is 23 years old, lives in a cold, unnamed Canadian town, plays bass in a band called Sex Bob-Omb and has a very cute 17-year-old Chinese-Canadian girlfriend, Knives Chau. His "precious little life" is amiably unstructured, and he drifts, happily unemployed, between band practice and time spent with Knives. His relationship with Knives is chaste—walks, chats and hugs—although Knives is getting bigger ideas. "We haven't even held hands," Scott explains. "It's just nice, you know." But then he starts having dreams about Ramona Flowers, a mysterious, equally cute and perfectly legal hipster chick on Rollerblades who delivers books for Amazon.com. Ramona is anything but simple, and O'Malley's tale of adorable slackers in love is transformed into a wildly magically manga–kung fu fantasy adventure. We meet the first of Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends, Matthew Patel, who challenges Scott and his band to a supernatural martial arts duel right out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. O'Malley has crafted a delightfully hybrid comics love story. It's an alt-lit, rock 'n' roll graphic novel with wonderful manga-influenced drawing and a comically mystical plot that manages to capture both the genuine intimacies and serial dishonesties of young love.



It looks pretty sweet hey!
I dunno if Simon can pull off a 23 yr old (I meant acting you dirty minded sickos) rolleyes.gif
But he could always play one of the evil Ex's!
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post Mar 6 2008, 10:51 AM
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post Mar 7 2008, 10:36 AM
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QUOTE (CazBag @ Mar 6 2008, 10:51 AM)

Diablo Cody is in his top friends.

Well, she does hang out with Edgar now. I heard that they were boinking, but I think that's just my mate Spanos enjoying the idea rather than it being anywhere near true.

I hope they get the casting right and don't just tag big names on it.
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QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Mar 7 2008, 11:36 AM)
Diablo Cody is in his top friends. Well, she does hang out with Edgar now. I heard that they were boinking, but I think that's just my mate Spanos enjoying the idea rather than it being anywhere near true.
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Eww. That's nearly as gross as Lieutenant Daniels and Rhonda getting it on.
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I hope they get the casting right and don't just tag big names on it.
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Let's cast it now! Any ideas?
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- nixygirl   Edgar Wright to direct Scott Pilgrim Movie   Dec 12 2005, 03:12 PM
- - Stink_Palm   The graphic novels are really great. And I know t...   Dec 12 2005, 07:49 PM
|- - CazBag   QUOTE (Stink_Palm @ Dec 12 2005, 07:49 PM)The...   Dec 12 2005, 10:49 PM
|- - Stink_Palm   QUOTE (CazBag @ Dec 12 2005, 10:49 PM)I reall...   Dec 12 2005, 11:28 PM
|- - CazBag   QUOTE (Stink_Palm @ Dec 12 2005, 11:28 PM)Yep...   Dec 12 2005, 11:45 PM
- - CazBag   Useful links for this film: Scott Pilgrim on Wiki...   Mar 6 2008, 10:51 AM
|- - ipse dixit   QUOTE (CazBag @ Mar 6 2008, 10:51 AM)Scott Pi...   Mar 7 2008, 10:36 AM
|- - Jessopjessopjessop   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Mar 7 2008, 11:36 AM)Diab...   Mar 7 2008, 10:51 AM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   I hope this is as amazing as the comics.   Mar 6 2008, 01:55 PM
- - AusChick   I can't believe this thread is so old! Wh...   Mar 6 2008, 09:22 PM
|- - CazBag   QUOTE (AusChick @ Mar 6 2008, 09:22 PM)I can...   Mar 6 2008, 10:47 PM
- - ipse dixit   Me! Bagsy Ramona.   Mar 7 2008, 11:04 AM
- - Zoe   Now all I can think about is junk that smells like...   Mar 7 2008, 11:20 AM
- - Kick in the Head   I'd do most sorts of things to just stand some...   Mar 7 2008, 08:05 PM
- - Kick in the Head   I had my suspicions this would be the case, what w...   Mar 19 2008, 10:55 AM
- - AusChick   Cool news!   Mar 19 2008, 11:15 AM
- - ipse dixit   I can't help but think that Scott should be so...   Mar 19 2008, 11:20 AM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Mar 19 2008, 11:20 AM)I c...   Mar 19 2008, 11:35 AM
- - AusChick   He can do it.   Mar 19 2008, 11:36 AM
- - Kick in the Head   A sign?   Mar 19 2008, 01:07 PM
|- - Jessopjessopjessop   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Mar 19 2008, 02:07 ...   Mar 19 2008, 02:57 PM
- - ipse dixit   Hmm, don't really see that.   Mar 19 2008, 05:10 PM
- - Hamish   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Mar 19 2008, 01:07 ...   Mar 19 2008, 05:45 PM
- - Kick in the Head   Michael Cera talks Scott Pilgrim (oh, and Arrested...   Mar 31 2008, 02:23 PM
- - dolfyn   ^ Cool. Feel the love. dolfyn.   Apr 1 2008, 03:04 AM
- - Kick in the Head   In case anyone's interested in the film's ...   May 2 2008, 11:30 AM
- - AusChick   Ooh Cool! Thanks for the heads-up KitH   May 3 2008, 12:17 AM
- - Julie   I was wondering aloud on Edgar's Myspace the o...   May 3 2008, 12:43 AM
- - AusChick   Edgar was in Toronto recently. Scouting for locati...   May 3 2008, 12:50 AM
|- - Julie   QUOTE (AusChick @ May 2 2008, 07:50 PM)Edgar ...   May 3 2008, 12:55 AM
- - omni   This begs the quesiton will they keep it to one ev...   May 7 2008, 03:18 PM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (omni @ May 7 2008, 04:18 PM)This begs ...   May 7 2008, 03:33 PM
- - mousespider   Ramona has been cast E-ball has confirmed it on ...   May 16 2008, 11:25 PM
- - AusChick   I'm really looking forward to this film. I thi...   May 17 2008, 02:00 AM
- - Kick in the Head   I like both Cera and Winstead a lot. Only time wil...   May 17 2008, 08:01 PM
- - Julie   If they're going to film it in Toronto, I wond...   Jun 8 2008, 12:27 AM
|- - Heff   QUOTE (Julie @ Jun 8 2008, 10:27 AM)If they...   Jun 9 2008, 06:56 AM
- - ipse dixit   My awesome friend has Pilgrimized Ad and me. ...   Aug 19 2008, 08:34 AM
|- - Jessopjessopjessop   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Aug 19 2008, 09:34 AM)My ...   Aug 19 2008, 08:35 AM
|- - Jon 79   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Aug 19 2008, 09:34 AM) ...   Aug 19 2008, 01:13 PM
|- - Sostie   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Aug 19 2008, 09:34 AM) ...   Aug 19 2008, 05:51 PM
|- - thirtyhelens   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Aug 19 2008, 12:34 AM) ...   Aug 20 2008, 12:01 AM
- - ipse dixit   Not seen one of him - you do you do!   Aug 19 2008, 08:36 AM
- - AusChick   Your awesome friend is indeed awesome. They rock...   Aug 19 2008, 09:08 AM
- - mousespider   Your friend is certainly awesome and talented. Th...   Aug 19 2008, 04:45 PM
- - Kick in the Head   Very cool indeedy-deedy.   Aug 19 2008, 08:15 PM
- - AusChick   Kieran Culkin reported to play Wallace Wells and A...   Jan 16 2009, 07:35 AM
- - Llama   Hoping to confirm those soon, though I'm sure ...   Jan 16 2009, 10:23 AM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (Llama @ Jan 16 2009, 10:23 AM) Hop...   Jan 16 2009, 02:12 PM
|- - Llama   QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Jan 16 2009, 02...   Jan 16 2009, 02:33 PM
- - mousespider   I would suspect that it must be starting fairly so...   Jan 16 2009, 09:45 PM
- - AusChick   More again today. The media seems to have gone nut...   Jan 17 2009, 02:55 AM
- - Kick in the Head   QUOTE (AusChick @ Jan 17 2009, 02:55 AM) ...   Jan 17 2009, 12:50 PM
- - AusChick   Cast speculation continues... http://sfluxe.com/2...   Jan 18 2009, 12:06 AM
- - mousespider   According to the official Scott Pilgrim website, t...   Jan 19 2009, 05:21 PM
- - AusChick   Here's a little cast list I've put togethe...   Jan 20 2009, 07:41 AM
- - grumpygit   Chris Evans - the ginger tv/radio presenter, Billi...   Jan 20 2009, 11:23 AM
|- - CazBag   QUOTE (grumpygit @ Jan 20 2009, 11:23 AM)...   Jan 21 2009, 09:58 AM
- - Sostie   Book 5 in (UK) stores tomorrow! Woo-hoo!   Feb 4 2009, 06:10 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (Sostie @ Feb 4 2009, 06:10 PM) Boo...   Feb 4 2009, 09:30 PM
- - AusChick   Looks like the rumours about Schwartzman appearing...   Feb 19 2009, 08:21 AM
- - AusChick   Official Scott Pilgrim site now here Also, Scott ...   Apr 11 2009, 01:47 AM
- - Miss Shazam   "Yeah they're all really great.... kids?...   Apr 11 2009, 03:11 PM
- - AusChick   Second Pilgrim video blog is now up on the officia...   Apr 18 2009, 12:29 PM
- - AusChick   Third Pilgrim Vlog is now up. In the usual places.   May 1 2009, 11:09 AM
- - AusChick   The 4th one is up now too!! Go here (Edga...   May 2 2009, 03:32 AM
- - AusChick   The 5th Scott Pilgrim Vlog is now up. You know whe...   May 17 2009, 02:17 AM
- - whitey   How fucking hard is it to get book one? Nowhere ha...   May 17 2009, 10:59 PM
- - maian   It's available from play.com fairly cheaply. I...   May 18 2009, 12:51 AM
- - whitey   sweet. I had no idea they did books. cheers.   May 18 2009, 01:12 AM
|- - Julie   QUOTE (whitey @ May 17 2009, 09:12 PM) sw...   May 18 2009, 01:21 AM
|- - Jon 79   QUOTE (whitey @ May 18 2009, 02:12 AM) sw...   May 18 2009, 10:33 PM
- - CazBag   New teaser poster:   Jun 3 2009, 08:56 AM
- - AusChick   That rocks!   Jun 3 2009, 09:02 AM
- - logger   Michael Cera with flaming samurai sword. Maybe Jas...   Jan 8 2010, 12:16 AM
- - Julie   I bonded with a patient the other night over the f...   Jan 8 2010, 01:18 AM
- - AusChick   ^ Brilliant! Love this... QUOTE (logger ...   Jan 8 2010, 12:55 PM
- - Everlong   Woo, no spoilers on this last page, didn't run...   Feb 1 2010, 11:33 PM
- - AusChick   Yup. 6th of August for the UK, 13th of August for ...   Feb 2 2010, 06:48 AM
- - Everlong   Eyyyy!   Feb 2 2010, 09:07 AM
- - AusChick   No word on an Australian release date as yet thoug...   Feb 2 2010, 10:57 AM
|- - Everlong   QUOTE (AusChick @ Feb 2 2010, 10:57 AM) N...   Feb 2 2010, 12:24 PM
|- - NiteFall   QUOTE (AusChick @ Feb 2 2010, 10:57 AM) N...   Feb 2 2010, 12:42 PM
- - AusChick   ^ Nah they only do that with computer games. QUO...   Feb 3 2010, 11:35 AM
- - Everlong   Now I've read all of the books released so far...   Mar 15 2010, 04:17 PM
- - AusChick   There's a few more release dates listed on imd...   Mar 16 2010, 10:59 AM
- - AusChick   First theatre "standee" for the film is ...   Mar 17 2010, 10:54 AM
- - Llama   Epic.   Mar 17 2010, 11:00 AM
- - Everlong   Great standee is great.   Mar 17 2010, 11:41 AM
- - Everlong   Edgar has blogged hi-res wallpaper sized versions....   Mar 17 2010, 11:53 PM
- - Everlong   Aaaaand Book 6 details announced tomorrow!   Mar 18 2010, 12:21 PM
- - whitey   http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/univers...grimv...   Mar 25 2010, 04:25 PM
- - Everlong   Can't play the sound as I'm at work but it...   Mar 25 2010, 04:57 PM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   So what do we (the internet) think? I think it...   Mar 25 2010, 05:03 PM
|- - omni   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Mar 25 2010, 01...   Mar 25 2010, 05:17 PM
|- - whitey   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Mar 25 2010, 05...   Mar 25 2010, 05:28 PM
- - Everlong   The film was always likely to be A different beast...   Mar 25 2010, 05:59 PM
- - logger   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Mar 25 2010, 05...   Mar 25 2010, 06:03 PM
- - maian   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Mar 25 2010, 05...   Mar 25 2010, 10:17 PM
- - Llama   Obviously I think it looks great. Might be a bit b...   Mar 25 2010, 11:44 PM
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