While principal photography on Scott Pilgrim vs the World finished a year ago, and while the film has been screening to test audiences and earning high numbers the last couple of months, Edgar Wright and his cast will be reuniting soon in Canada to do a few days of additional shooting. The buzz coming out of screenings of the film has been loudly positive,
and I know that Universal is very psyched about the movie, so I contacted Wright to see what he had to say.
“To be honest – I’m excited about it,” he told me in an email. “We have material from Vol 6 that is impossible to resist and so even after a nearly a year of editing – it’s going to be fun to put some icing on the cake. We are not even redoing one full scene, just some bits and bobs and new jokes and beats that I wrote with Bacall & O’Malley. Both Shaun & Hot Fuzz had two and three days respectively of additional shooting. One of those bits was the granny being kicked in the face. I think we can all agree that was a good pickup.”
When he talks about Vol 6 he’s referencing the fact that Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series, upon which the film is based, is ending with Vol 6 this summer. The movie version of Scott Pilgrim started shooting long before O’Malley finished his books, although he worked closely with Edgar Wright and co-writer Michael Bacall. Still, the movie and the comics diverge at a certain point, but it sounds like some of the stuff that O’Malley came up with for the last book was too juicy to leave out of the film.
Original scoop via Production Daily