Director, Edgar Wright’s (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) eagerly awaited new film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, is based on the cult comic book of the same name by Bryan Lee O’Malley and follows Toronto based hipster Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) and his band Sex bob-omb.
The story charts Scott’s efforts to win the heart of the elusive girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). However, nothing is ever straight forward in love and Scott soon discovers that in order to win Ramona’s heart, he must defeat each of her 7 evil ex-boyfriends in combat.
When Wright approached Double Negative to help him realise the visual effects of the movie, Dneg’s VFX Supervisor, Frazer Churchill and his team, knew that the biggest challenges would be in keeping the spirit of the comic alive, making the graphics photographic and visualising the extremely stylised fight sequences, all of which were based in a hyper-real altered reality.
The visual effects employed in the film, covered a huge spectrum, including creating some of the film’s stylised exteriors and cg environments, comic book graphics, visualised music, and of course, the 7 fights, ranging from kung fu to skatebording style (and everything in between), each of which escalated in spectacular intensity throughout the film and featured goodies such as Demon Hipster Chicks, Snow Dragons and a Sound Yetti, yes, a Sound Yetti!
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Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üand now is back in town?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üto the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor.
As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üfrom infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.
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Since its formation in 1998, Double Negative has firmly established itself as a leading player in visual effects production worldwide. Located in the heart of London Soho, the company is a pre-eminent visual effects studio with more than 70 feature films to its credit. Led by Managing Director Alex Hope and CEO Matt Holben, Double Negative is capable of handling projects from initial design through on-set supervision and production to post-production. All key post-production technologies are available in-house to allow for maximum flexibility,
“For its sheer sense of spectacle alone though, Scott Pilgrim is a treat, featuring some of the best special effects work I’ve seen this year….” Ethan Alter, NYC Film Critic.
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Produced by: Edgar Wright, Marc Platt, Eric Gitter and Nira Park
Screenplay Written by: Edgar Wright and Michael Bacall
Graphic novels written by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Narrated by: Bill Hader
Music by: Nigel Godrich
Cinematography: Bill Pope
Editing by: Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss
Studio: Big Talk Films
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Victoria Flowers
Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells
Ellen Wong as Knives Chau
Alison Pill as Kim Pine
Mark Webber as Stephen Stills
Johnny Simmons as Young Neil
Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim
Brie Larson as Natalie V. “Envy” Adams
Erik Knudsen as Luke “Crash” Wilson
Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers
Tennessee Thomas as Lynette Guycott
Jean Yoon as Mrs. Chau
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