Exclusive: Scott Pilgrim's Life isn't Precious — or Little, either (updated again – 3/31)

This isn’t exactly an earth-shattering "scoop," but I just got word directly from Scott Pilgrim cartoonist Bryan O’Malley that the title of Scott Pilgrim’s Little Life as reported in HR was incorrect. The full title of the book is, of course, Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life — but not only did they inadvertently leave out the "Precious," the title of the screenplay is even from different volume in the series.

No word on which one it is, but the other volumes (to date) are: Scott Pilgrim versus the World, Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness, and Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together. There is, of course, the possibility that it’s from an upcoming volume, but my money is on "versus the World."

Those of you who haven’t met Scott Pilgrim yet can get a taste by reading the main story from the Free Scott Pilgrim Free Comic Book Day issue over at Newsarama.

Oh, and watch this video for Plumtree’s "Scott Pilgrim," which the character was named after:

Update (3/21/08): Bryan Lee O’Malley has posted about the Cera casting at his LiveJournal, saying he "can ‘confirm’ that Michael Cera is going to play Scott Pilgrim in this movie adaptation." (Whether this means negotiations have concluded or are as sure as sure can be without being concluded yet, I’m not sure.)

He also adds that the movie is "based on the entire story arc, not just the first book," and that he and co-writers Wright and Michael Bacall "talked a lot about what should happen in the later parts of the story, but at the same time we have already diverged significantly. It is a complimentary story, not an exact copy."

Updated (3/31/08): Bryan Lee O’Malley has confirmed that the title for the upcoming "done-in-one" adaptation is indeed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He states, "It may change in the future, but I’m pretty sure every draft I’ve seen has had that title on it."

Related post: Michael Cera in talks to play Scott Pilgrim

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 10:52 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by Caolan
    on 2008-03-20 at 20:49

    Of course, they could always cheap out, and go for the straightforward “Scott Pilgrim”. Or, they could make a new title, such as “The Adventures of Scott Pilgrim,” as the movie would encompass a majority of the currently written storyline. I really fucking hope they don’t.

  2. Written by arcoquinn
    on 2008-04-02 at 14:15

    It will be interesting to see if they can fit the whole Scott Pilgrim storyline into one movie…it would make more sense to do a trilogy so that they have more time for backstories and all the flashbacks in the books. I also hope that they don’t cut too many characters from the book. And I still can’t really see Michael Cera playing Scott Pilgrim, he so quiet in Superbad and Juno, I just dont see him acting like a total fool like Scott

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