Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Michael Cera is Scott Pilgrim

The Ontario-born comedian will play the lead in Edgar Wright's comic series adaptation.
by Larry_Chimp_Man

I have not yet let myself enter the world of Scott Pilgrim. I've read a few pages here and there and have enjoyed what I've seen and wanted to jump on board the series but haven't yet done so. While I've clearly been missing the boat with this comic series Edgar Wright has been enjoying it immensely and has plans to direct a feature-film adaptation. Yesterday he cast his lead.

Michael Cera, known for his roles in Arrested Development, Superbad, and Juno, will play Scott Pilgrim. The film, along with the comic series, follow Pilgrim as he must defeat his seven nemeses in order to win the heart of his dream girl.

I'm an absolutely enormous fan of Edgar Wright. He is, without a doubt, one of the best young directors of today and I have thoroughly enjoyed everything he's done thus far. Shaun of the Dead is one of my favourite films, we're talking top 10 material. Hot Fuzz and Spaced are excellent as well. Wright has proven he can be funny but also tell a great story. Pair him with Cera and we've got the perfect team for Scott Pilgrim.

I wonder who Wright will cast in the film's supporting roles? Is there a spot for Jonah Hill in the cast?

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled and focused on this project. Check back to MediaZEALOT as we'll keep you updated on the film.

Haven't read Scott Pilgrim but want to pick it up? Click HERE to buy the books over at Amazon.


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dares said...

I am so extremely happy right now. Like, totally, inexplicitly, insanely happy.

I can now say, with assurance, that I'll be a Scottaholic, whether he be in book or on film.

I'm really looking forward to seeing who Edgar Wright casts for the supporting roles. (And there's not really a spot for Jonah, unless they take some artistic license with one of the characters).

Brendon said...

Absolutely speechless. I don't know if I should even bother finishing the day. Everything should be downhill from here.

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