Yes, it's finally "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" week here on HitFix, and we're going to be counting down the days until the release of Edgar Wright's bigscreen adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's six-part comic series with interviews with the cast and the filmmakers.
I wrote about my unconventional afternoon with Michael Cera just before I left on vacation, and in that piece, I talked about the set-up that Universal put together on two different soundstages for those of us also doing video interviews. It was an impressive effort on their part, and no matter what happens with "Scott Pilgrim" when it opens this weekend (I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for $300 million by Monday... is that too optimistic?), no one can say Universal did anything less than bust ass for this film.
The first group I sat down to speak with during the press day was made up of Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim's sister Stacy), Aubrey Plaza (the acerbic Julie Powers), and Kieran Culkin (the scene-stealing Wallace Wells), and it was a nice warm-up for the day.
All three of these actors have plenty of room to shine in the film, and it was great to speak to them as a group. It's obvious that the entire cast has become close during this process, and very protective of each other. It's sweet to see them all as a group, like at the San Diego screening of the film, and to see how very, very happy they are with the final product.
We'll have plenty more of the cast for you in the next few days, and I may even have a few more up later tonight.
"Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" opens everywhere this Friday.
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