Any book that is about to become a movie, I must read...so I finally gave into the pressure and ordered this over @amazon.com. Only a few pages in, but I'm already enjoying it.
Nabbed this article from: www.nymag.com
Why Playing Scott Pilgrim Might Save Michael Cera's Career
3/19/08 at 10:45 AM
That's why we're so glad that Cera is in talks to play the hero of Bryan Lee O'Malley's pop-manga series, Scott Pilgrim.
It's not that Scott Pilgrim is an enormous departure from the characters Cera's been playing. He's not, like, a rogue cop tracking a killer through the mean streets of San Luis Obispo. But he is a character who will make Cera take his trademark acting style somewhere new, and for the first time suggests a credible adult version of Michael Cera.
For example, we're excited to see Cera confidently juggling two girls, not haltingly trying to talk to one. We're excited to see Cera rocking out — not strumming Moldy Peaches songs on acoustic guitar but shouting "We are Sex Bob-omb!" and launching into loud incompetent indie rock. And we're very excited to see Cera in apocalyptic fight scenes with Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends.
Our hope is that, just as the Scott Pilgrim comics transform Scott from emotionally stunted kid to … well … slightly less emotionally stunted grown-up, so will the Scott Pilgrim movie transform Michael Cera from the awkward gangly teen he's been playing so productively for years to the slightly less awkward gangly adult we think he can be.
Original Link: http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/03/why_playing_scott_pilgrim_migh.html