Big news Scott Pilgrim fans, Netflix is turning the graphic novel and Edgar Wright’s beloved 2010 live-action film into an anime series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sex Bob-ombs will be hitting the small screen in the upcoming anime series adaptation of the graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim. Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski will be showrunners on the adaptation. O’Malley wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel, so it should stay pretty true to it.
Anime house Science SARU will be handling the animation, and Abel Gongora will direct. Wright will also executive produce the series.
A ‘SCOTT PILGRIM’ anime series is in the works at Netflix.
Creators Bryan Lee O'Malley and BenDavid Grabinski will write and executive produce the series.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 7, 2022
The Scott Pilgrim anime series does not yet have a series order, so it could be a while before it appears on the streaming service.
About the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel and film:
The Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series was originally published by Oni Press from 2004 to 2010. Edgar Wright later adapted the collection into a movie called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The star-studded flick saw rocker Pilgrim (Michael Cera) fighting Ramona Flowers’ (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven evil exes. The cast also featured Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, and Jason Schwartzman.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World celebrated its 10th anniversary in December of 2020. At the time, its soundtrack got a reissue alongside the first-ever physical release of Nigel Godrich’s score. The reissue was called the Seven Evil Exes Edition. It was an expanded, limited-edition 4xLP picture disc box set with both the soundtrack and the score to the indie favourite.
On top of the original soundtrack, the new version features 24-minutes worth of unreleased tracks from Beck and Sex Bob-Omb. It also boasts Brie Larson’s rendition of Metric’s “Black Sheep,” which was only ever featured in the movie.