Edgar Wright, the director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, has posted several great photos from his upcoming Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, on his website. Take a peek at this tantalizing pic of Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers, the object of the title character’s affections:
Like everyone else who is a fan of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, I have high hopes for the movie. Edgar Wright knows how to make a good popcorn flick, and he’s put together a hell of a cast. I’m especially interested in watching Cera’s performance. He can be a great comedic performer, as evidenced by his breakout role as George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development. (I’ve always thought that Cera had the toughest role on the series, as he had to get laughs almost solely through reacting to his castmates’ antics. His character wasn’t written to be as broadly goofy as David Cross’s or Will Arnett’s respective characters, for example.) But he seems to stick with playing the same character in every role he’s had since then, especially in Juno, Superbad and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, where he was essentially playing George Michael with different names in each film. And judging from the trailers for the upcoming Year One, it doesn’t look like that trend will be ending anytime soon. He really needs to prove his acting range goes beyond sensitive and perpetually exasperated before the backlash and career flameout begin.