The live-action movie version of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novels was released in 2010 – and the adaptation has now come full circle, with O'Malley's signature art style coming to the small screen in the anime Scott Pilgrim Takes Off.
The first official full trailer details the well-loved story of Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), a slacker musician who learns that in order to date the mysterious Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he must first defeat her seven evil exes.
Animated in O'Malley's signature chaotic art style by legendary studio Science Saru, viewers are awarded glimpses of Scott's battles with the former lovers, his initial dream about Ramona, his grumpy flatmate Wallace, and previously unheard dialogue that confirms the entire all-star cast of the film will be returning to reprise their roles.
For those doubting the use of the phrase 'all-star', doubt no longer; the trailer confirms that the film will star Cera and Winstead, along with Satya Barbha as Matthew Patel, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Brandon Routh as Todd Ingram, Jason Schwartzman as Gideon Graves, Johnny Simmons as Young Neil, Mark Webber as Stephen Stills, Mae Whitman as Roxie Richter and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau.
Also returning to the Scott Pilgrim-verse is Edgar Wright, who wrote the original film's screenplay and will serve as executive producer. O'Malley has co-written the series with BenDavid Grabinski.
Wright announced the anime in March 2o23, assuring fans that the series was "imminent".
"After much musing over the years about there being potential for an anime adaptation of Scott Pilgrim, I'm thrilled to say one is IMMINENT, with the whole cast back together and… you are going to lose your minds.
"One of the proudest, most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim," he added.
"Since the film's release in 2010 we've done Q&As and charity read throughs, but there was never the occasion to reunite the gang on an actual project. Until now…"
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will debut on Netflix on November 17.
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