‘Scott Pilgrim’ tweet-along watch today w/ Edgar Wright, Bryan Lee O’Malley & more
Filmmaker Edgar Wright was already a very active Twitter user but has been even more so during COVID-19 lockdown. A couple weeks ago, he live-tweeted a marathon of the first season of his cult series Spaced, and tonight (5/20) at 8 PM Eastern he's going to host a live-tweet of his great 2010 adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's beloved comic series, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The film is currently streaming on Netflix, so you can watch along too. Joining Edgar will be O'Malley, co-stars Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Ellen Wong, and Mark Webber, and screenwriter Michael Bacall.
If you've never seen the film (or read the comic), Michael Cera stars as Scott, a slacker and indie rocker who falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and must battle and defeat her seven evil exes (including Jason Schwartzman, Chris Evans, Mae Whitman, Routh and more) while trying to score a record deal. The film is steeped in videogame culture, and is a perfect fit for Wright's hyper, pop-savvy style. It has rock bona-fides, too: Nigel Godrich did the score, and Sloan's Chris Murphy was a consultant on the film, making sure Scott's band, Sex Bob-omb, looked legit. (Maybe Nigel and Chris will join in the tweeting.) Scott Pilgrim is a great rewatch, too, and tonight's tweet-a-long should be fun. You can watch the trailer below.
In other news, Edgar Wright had to postpone his Tim's Twitter Listening Party for the Baby Driver soundtrack on Saturday, but has rescheduled it for June 20.
Edgar Wright is also currently in the editing stage on his documentary about cult band Sparks (who just released a new album and will be talking about it on Tim's Twitter Listening Party today).
Edgar's next movie is Last Night in Soho, a psychological horror film with a time travel element that stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Doctor Who's Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie (JoJo Rabbit), and veteran British actors Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp. Last Night in Soho was originally set to be released this fall but, like so may 2020 films, has been pushed to 2021. Stay tuned.