Director Edgar Wright serves as executive producer, with the original 2010 cast reprising their roles.
Scott Pilgrim discovers another world: anime.
Edgar Wright’s beloved 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” is getting an anime series on Netflix, as previously announced, and now the original cast is returning to voice their own characters. Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin, Satya Bhabha, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman and Ellen Wong.
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the world” stars Cera, a Toronto bass player who dumps his high school girlfriend (Wong) for an elusive, maniacal pixie dream girl (Winstead), who is pursued by the League of Evil Exes, whom Scott must defeat in order to win her heart.
Graphic novelists and artists Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski serve as executive producers, writers and showrunners. Edgar Wright, director and co-writer of the original film, will produce the series.
“One of the proudest and most enjoyable accomplishments of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim. Since the film’s release in 2010, we’ve done Q&A’s, flashbacks, and charity readings, but we’ve never had a chance to bring the whole gang together for an actual project. Until now,” Wright said in a press release. “Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and writer BenDavid Grabinski have turned ‘Scott Pilgrim’ into an anime series that not only expands the universe, but… well, just look at it. I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve helped bring the entire original cast back to voice this epic new adventure. You’re in for a treat.”
The official title of the series will be announced at a later date.
“We’re getting the band back together!” Showrunners O’Malley and Grabinski said. “Wonderful cast, perfectly assembled by Edgar Wright. And with Science SARU leading the phenomenal animation, we couldn’t ask for a better team for this adventure. We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to see what we and our partners at Science SARU have been cooking up. It’s going to be a wild ride.”
Science SARU (“Devilman Crybaby,” “The Heike Story”) serves as the animation studio behind the series, with Eunyoung Choi executive producing and Abel Gongora directing. The production studio is UCP, a division of the Universal Studio Group.
“It’s official: we’re obsessed with ‘Scott Pilgrim’! This series has been a wild ride full of fresh and exciting experiences for everyone at Science SARU,” said executive producer Choi. “Working with such amazing artists and animators under the visionary leadership of director Abel Gongora has been a complete dream come true. Our team is working to bring the world of Scott Pilgrim to life. We can’t contain our excitement – it’s going to be epic!”
The series also features original songs by Anamanaguchi (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game”), with music by Anamanaguchi and Joseph Trapanese (“Straight Outta Compton”).
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