Director Edgar Wright's latest film Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is set to hit theaters on August 13 and the director recently spoke about how faithful the film is to original comic books, created by Bryan Lee O'Malley. MTV Splash Page recently spoke with Wright, who revealed that the film stays rather true to the comic book series' first three volumes.
It stays pretty true to volumes one and two. And three," explained Wright. "After three volumes, it starts to take its own path, but very much within the spirit of the book - and approved by Bryan as well. ... There are some things that are in the film that are actually from Bryan's original ideas before he wrote the books. [So] there are some things in there that refer to older ideas which he didn't end up doing."
Wright also revealed that there will be material in the film that wasn't in the comic books, of course, but there are some parts that O'Malley originally wanted to have in the comic book and now will be a part of the film.
"It's ironic, because there will be a couple of scenes when people will say, 'That's not in the book,' but actually, if you look at these notes from 2005..." he said. "I feel like we tried to respect the books as much as we can in a Hollywood film, but also infuse his ideas that didn't necessarily fit into the volumes."
CLICK HERE to read the site's full article. Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Aubrey Plaza, Kieran Culkin, Brie Larson, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong, Anna Kendrick, Mark Webber, Alison Pill, Satya Bhabha and will be released in theaters nationwide on August 13.