Scott Pilgrim Anime in the Works with Netflix
Published 2 years ago
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series definitely has its own unique flavor for a modern comic, and Scott and his friends were even able to make the big screen jump with the 1010 cult film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. With the movie more than a decade old, news has it that Scott and his kooky world of hipsters are going to be coming back in the form of an animated series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and UCP are teaming up for a Scott Pilgrim anime on the streaming platform. Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley is attached to write and executive producer alongside BenDavid Grabinski—the showrunner behind Nickelodeon’s latest Are You Afraid of the Dark? revival. Director of 2010’s Pilgrim movie, Edgar Wright, is also getting an executive producer credit. The anime house Science SARU (Star Wars: Visions) has also been tapped to do the animation. No word yet on whether Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, or any of the movie cast will reprise their roles for the series.
Though the Scott Pilgrim movie is fun in itself, reading the comic will make fans realize that a lot of the story was actually cut to fit into a film. Several plot points have been dropped, and some characters like Stephen Stills and the Katayanagi Twins get minimized roles. The comic also had a more bombastic, anime-accurate finale than the one we got in the film.
With the comic drawing heavy inspiration from video games and anime, it seems that an anime would be the more faithful adaptation to the source material. Even if the movie had to drop some elements, it does complete the feel of the world of Scott Pilgrim with the music choices as well as the upbeat storytelling and action.
As of now, no release date has been set for the Scott Pilgrim anime.