Netflix has been on quite the run over the past two years as the COVID-19 pandemic upended Hollywood and put a stoppage to all television and film productions. As the streaming giant sought to fulfill their countless subscriber’s demands for content amidst government-imposed quarantine mandates, they went to work crafting a plethora of new series and films such as Bridgerton and Miss Americana that have proven integral in shaping the ethos of Netflix today. They remain steadfast in their mission to continue to produce gripping original content that will resonate with their fans as society, albeit very slowly, begins to return to normal, with a new project in the works that is sure to have select subscribers incredibly excited. It was confirmed this week by the streaming platform that an anime adaptation of the cult classic film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is currently in development, and with the right team behind it.
Released in 2010, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World stars Michael Cera as a quaint and unassuming young man who falls in love with a girl by the name of Ramona Flowers the moment he lays his eyes on her. He quickly finds out that love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be however, with his courtship of Ramona evolving into a video game-like journey against her six evil ex-lovers. The film was also an adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels written by author Bryan O’Malley, who is set to work alongside Netflix on the upcoming anime adaptation as both a writer and executive producer on the series. O’Malley also helped adapt his works for the 2010 film which was directed by Edgar Wright, however now it appears he will be getting the opportunity to return to his roots in a refreshing way for die hard fans. He is set to be joined by BenDavid Grabinski, the showrunner for the Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark?, with the creative duo will both serve as showrunnersof the new series; further details are sparse but are likely to emerge in the coming weeks as production commences.
While Scott Pilgrim vs. The World wasn’t a massive box office hit, it has certainly cemented its place in Hollywood. Fans of the film will be the first to tell you that the box office receipts don’t match up, and Netflix taking a renewed interest in the franchise should spell that out pretty clearly as well. If you haven’t seen the original 2010 film, you still have time before Netflix’s anime adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World eventually hits the streaming service.