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Apple‘s got your first look at the trailer for Edgar Wright’s “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”, a movie that is sure to become a cult hit for years to come, though mainstream audiences probably won’t “get” it. Hell, even I don’t really “get” it, but it does have Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and honestly, I’ve had a mad crush on the girl since she outwitted Death in one of the “Final Destination” entries. The trailer isn’t bad, but of course fans of the original comic will get more of a kick out of it than non-comic readers. Plus did I mention it has Mary Elizabeth Winstead? Hot damn she’s cute. I’d fight seven ex-boyfriends for her. Probably.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). 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 (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? 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—and now is back in town—to 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—from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, and directed by Edgar Wright.
Put up your dukes August 13, 2010.
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