— by SEAN GERSKI —
It isn’t easy to market a movie in a way that makes you stand out these days. However, Edgar Wright, the director of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” — spent 2009 updating his fans (and fans of the comic book on which the movie is based) on the progress of the movie.
He did this by releasing at least one photo per day related to the movie. Some of the pics were as mundane as set photos or the script’s title page, while others shots slyly revelead the movie’s cast members (typically holding a picture of the character they are playing over their partially-concealed face).
Joel Vallie — who is a fan of the comic series — is pretty excited about the forthcoming movie. How excited? Well, Joel has taken all of the photos released and placed them into an incredibly well-made video.
And what does Edgar Wright think about it? The following is what he posted on his blog:
Okay, this is astonishing, mindblowing and deeply flattering.
Last year, I posted a picture a day every day.
Truth be told, I posted 525 Photos and 1 Video in 365 days.
It was as much a great exercise for me as it was fun to blog them for you on this site.
I’ve never taken many mementos of my film-making before, indeed I took next to no photos during SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ. Or SPACED. Which in retrospect, saddens me.
I was determined to record the whole of last year and the production of SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, in painstaking detail.
Finishing it on Dec 31st was bittersweet. Part of me was happy to not have to think about posting something cool, interesting or facetious every 24 hours. But part of me also misses just taking photos on a daily basis.
So I have to thank regular poster Joel Vallie for this equally painstaking video that covers my entire 2009 in 8 minutes flat.
Every single one of my 525 photos, plus all the other material I posted on here – blogs, retro blogs, music videos, is featured in this incredible piece that Joel edited.
See my life flash before my eyes in high style in the clip below.
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” features Scott Pilgrim (played by Michael Cera), who must defeat the seven “evil ex-boyfriends” of delivery girl Ramona V. Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) in order to date her. Also starring in the movie are Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, Mae Whitman, Kieran Culkin and Anna Kendrick.
And below are two rnewly-released official new photos from the movie, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters this year.
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