Edgar Wright is best known for directing fan-favorite films like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and a hit TV series called Spaced starring comedic-actor Simon Pegg. Now Wright is about to release a new film of epic proportions, which does not star Pegg, entitled Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World opening in theaters on August 13th. The film is based on the popular series of comic books from author Bryan Lee O'Malley and stars a who's who of popular young actors including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Alison Pill, Satya Bhabha, Ellen Wong and Jason Schwartzman. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak the film's director Edgar Wright, as well as some of the talented cast including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Mark Webber, Aubrey Plaza, Satya Bhabha, Brandon Routh and Jason Schwartzman about the new film, rock n' roll, video games, super-heroes and evil-ex-boyfriends. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), a 22-year-old bass guitarist for the garage band Sex Bob-omb. Scott 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 he meets the girl of his dreams ... literally. When Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) rollerblades into his world Scott realizes that love isn't easy. He soon discovers that 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. If he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over in Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World.