Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Check It. Edgar Wright on KCRW.

Undoubtedly, one of my most anticipated movies of the summer/year is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Starring two of my favorite actors--Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman--the movie is an adaptation of the highly successful comic series Scott Pilgrim created by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The film itself is helmed by Edgar Wright, who can also be credited for writing and directing the absolutely wonderful Shaun of the Dead and its somewhat companion piece Hot Fuzz.

Because I've been so excited for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, I've been trying to avoid most of the recent press surrounding the film. But while watching a screening of Shaun of the Dead on Comedy Central a few weeks ago, I couldn't help but be entranced by the special Scott Pilgrim previews that included commentary by Wright. The English filmmaker is well-spoken, funny and smart, and made the commentary actually interesting to pay attention to.

So despite wanting to avoid any possible spoilers--and I doubt there'll be too many (hopefully)--I'll probably tune in today to catch some more fun insight into the movie, when Wright appears on The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell at 2:30 p.m. on KCRW. As always, you can listen (old-school) on the radio on 89.9 FM, or (new-school) streaming live online at Wright also has a pretty cool personal website.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World premieres Aug. 13. Check out the trailer here.

-- Chau Tu

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