Netflix to produce anime version of 'Scott Pilgrim'

Comic book phenomenon during the 2000s, 'Scott Pilgrim' must win a new adaptation produced by Netflix . So says the website The Hollywood Reporter , which claims that the streaming platform prepares an anime version of the story created by Bryan Lee O'Malley.

The author would play an important role in the new production, being one of those responsible for the scripts. Edgar Wright, who directed the 2010 film adaptation, would also feature in the anime version of 'Scott Pilgrim'.

Although Netflix already has a potential studio to produce the animation (Science Saru, responsible for the anime 'Star Wars: Visions', would be quoted), there is still no confirmation that in fact the new adaptation will happen. Netflix has yet to formally order the episodes, which indicates that, should they come to fruition, production could take some time before debuting in the streaming service's catalogue.

Scott Pilgrim against the World
Scott Pilgrim against the World. Via Universal Pictures

Choosing an anime style fits well with the content of 'Scott Pilgrim'. The original comics, released between 2004 and 2010, are heavily influenced by Japanese productions, both anime and manga and video games, which should make life much easier for producers when recreating the comic book in the form of an animation.

Scott Pilgrim: Previous Adaptations

This would be the third adaptation of O'Malley's comics to other media. In 2010, Edgar Wright directed the starring film 'Scott Pilgrim Against the World', which featured the likes of Michael Cera, Brie Larson, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the series' characters. Considered an expensive production, the film was a commercial failure, despite becoming a cult classic in subsequent years.

Scott Pilgrim was also released in video game form: 'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game' was produced around the same time as the film for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, having been re-released by Ubisoft in 2021 for modern platforms.

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