The world of Scott pilgrim is about to move into a whole new medium. Friday, Hollywood journalist revealed one Scott pilgrim the animated series is currently in the works for Netflix. The potential project, which does not yet have a series order, is being developed by Netflix and Universal’s UCP, which has produced recent hits such as The Umbrella Academy and Chucky. Bryan Lee O’Malley, who created the original Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, writes and produces the project alongside Are you scared of the darkby BenDavid Grabinski. The pair would show off the series if enlightened. Edgar Wright, who directed and co-wrote the 2010 live-action adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs the world, will serve as executive producer alongside Nira Park, Marc Platt, Jared LeBoff and Adam Seigel.
The animation of the project will be managed by the animation house Science SARU, with Abel Gongora as director.
Half action fantasy, half romantic comedy, Scott pilgrim centered around the titular slacker living in Toronto and in a garage band named Sex Bob-Omb with his friends. His life is turned upside down when he meets Ramona Flowers, a recently single American. But before their love can blossom, Pilgrim finds himself challenged by his love’s previous seven relationships and must overcome them excessively. The graphic novels were originally published by Oni Press from 2004 to 2010 and spawned the aforementioned film, an infamous video game and a legion of fans.
In a 2020 interview with Weekly entertainment, Wright said an anime adaptation of the franchise could be a possibility.
“There are plans – and there are nothing official right now – but there are plans to revisit the material in a lively way,” Wright explained at the time. “We’ve been talking to Bryan and Jared for quite some time. [about]: How about doing something with the books in the form of an anime? It is being discussed as we speak.
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