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?