As promised, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Edgar Wright’s upcoming comic book adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which is based on an awesome series of books by Brian Lee O’Malley. And as we see here in the trailer, this isn’t what some might expect out of a comic book movie — but it is certainly what fans of Scott Pilgrim might expect out of a Scott Pilgrim movie. It is hard to get a gauge on Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, as he still appears to be Michael Cera, but I will say this — Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a vision of Ramona Flowers that is too perfect to question. And the movie has that same sarcasm, that same hard-hitting video game-influenced visual style. There’s no reason why this won’t whip fans into a frenzy and have non-fans doing a double-take.
To watch the trailer, just click on the image below and see it in HD at Apple.com. I’ve also included the film’s official synopsis and a few photos that Universal passed along this morning with the trailer announcement.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass—and now is back in town—to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.
As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.
Trailer: (watch in HD at Apple.com)
Photos: (click to enlarge)