Edgar Wright Explains Additional Shooting for Scott Pilgrim

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edgar wright Edgar Wright Explains Additional Shooting for Scott Pilgrim

Edgar Wright, the popular director of Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and the upcoming Ant-Man, recently created a mini-controversy when word spread on the web that he was heading back to Toronto for three additional days of shooting on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Before too many people got the wrong idea, however, Wright sent out an e-mail to explain he wasn’t doing any reshoots and that the additional filming was simply to add “some bits and bobs.”

Check below to see Wright’s full e-mail, which he sent to /Film along with a couple other websites.

so yeah, it’s true what Production Weekly so inelegantly tweeted

we are doing 3 days of pick ups and to be honest – I’m excited about it. It was my suggestion to the studio and the bits and pieces are all things that I want to tweak

truth is, some of it, is because we have material from Vol 6 that is impossible to resist and so even after a nearly a year of editing – it’s going to be fun to put some icing on the cake

we are not even redoing one full scene, nor any action, just some bits and bobs and new jokes and beats that I wrote with Bacall & O’Malley

if you guys want or feel inclined to put out any fire – I give you this comparison…

Both Shaun & Hot Fuzz had two and three days respectively of additional shooting. One of those bits was the granny being kicked in the face. I think we can all agree that was a good pickup.

Logically, three days of additional shooting shouldn’t have made anybody nervous in the first place, but logic isn’t always a part of the go-go-go world of Twitter. Even though he didn’t have to, I’m glad that Wright jumped in and explained the additional shooting. It shows that he has his finger on the pulse of the web, which is something that’s important when you’re dealing with a franchise like Scott Pilgrim.

Scott Pilgrim is definitely one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, and if the new material Wright filmed is even close to being as good as the footage in the trailer, I’m glad he took the time to film it.

What do you think of Scott Pilgrim? Where does it rank on your must-see summer movie list?

Source: /Film

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  1. Having had a flawless career so far, I really hope this doesnt turn out to be a stinker, Edgar Wright needs to finish the “Blood And Ice Cream” trilogy with Pegg and Frost. Then make a Spaced movie.

  2. i loved hot fuzz.. so i guess i have to see shaun of the dead as well! hopefully this movie (scott) will be aweosme, looking forward to seeing it!

  3. @ DrSamBeckett: I completely agree with you. Everything you posted.

    I hate that I have to wait until August to see this movie. It’s number two on my Summer Movie List (after “Iron Man”).

  4. The quality of Scott Pilgrim will be a good indicator of how Ant-Man might turn out.

  5. What has impressed me about Mr. Wright is his ability to capture the essence of something and relay that to the audience but then just as you think, this is the picture he turns the whole thing around. He gives you this complete other look this other dimension to the whole thing. That other dimension, that other aspect changes the entire movie. It’s like watching some alchemical reaction occur right before your eyes. Like watching lead turn into gold and not just see it happen but comprehend how it’s happening. With “Scott Pilgrim” the clips show how he has captured the juvenile and packed it into the visuals of the story. What we haven’t seen of course is the turn of the block, if their is one. I hope their is one because if their isn’t he’s certainly going to need something to capture the adult audience. What I’ve seen so far hasn’t done that, but I don’t know why that should bother me I never saw it coming in “Hot Fuzz” either…