'Scott Pilgrim' anime series is coming to Netflix
Scott Pilgrim appearing ready for return, and not just in video games. Hollywood Reporter have learned Netflix and UCP Universal (the unit behind it Umbrella Academy) developing a Scott Pilgrim Anime series. It's not clear how close this will be to the original graphic novels, but creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and 2010 film director Edgar Wright will be acting producers.
O'Malley will be a side performer Are you afraid of the dark? revived BenDavid Grabinski. SARU Science is animating the project.
It won't be a surprise if the series sticks to the basic plot: Sex band director Bob-omb Scott wants to win over Ramona Flowers, but can't give her a date until he's defeated her seven bad exes. Both the graphic novels and the film celebrated manga, indie rock, video games and Canadian millennium end.
This is a rather unusual version of a formula that you are familiar with. While Netflix has not been shy about its ambitious anime plans, it has usually focused on original footage or variations of Japanese and manga games. Here, the streaming service transforms a comic that was a Western proposition - and one that many may only know from the big screen. Netflix's strategy is unclear, but he may see this as a way to reveal his anime catalog to a larger audience.
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