Ubisoft vs. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Publisher's Montreal studio to adapt the graphic novel series for release alongside next year's book-to-film adaptation.


Video games have been a major influence on the award-winning Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as evidenced by promotional art for the third volume (see below) of the graphic novel series. Now, the game-inspired books will also inspire a game of their own.

Imagine Michael Cera doing tail whips in the air as a quasi-raccoon.
Imagine Michael Cera doing tail whips in the air as a quasi-raccoon.

Ubisoft announced today it will develop a Scott Pilgrim vs. the World game for release in 2010, which will be released concurrently with the film adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's book series. The game will be developed by Ubisoft Montreal under a licensing agreement with the film's producer, Universal Pictures.

Ubisoft's game will follow the central plotline of the graphic novels, as the mediocre bass guitarist Scott Pilgrim tries to win his dream girl Ramona's heart by fighting her seven psychotic ex-boyfriends. A ragtag coalition of her failed lovers--including a vegan rock star, identical twins, and an infamous skateboarder--are determined to prevent Scott from dating their old flame.

Universal's film stars Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno) as Scott, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard, Death Proof) as Ramona, and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Zach and Miri Make a Porno) and Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Not Another Teen Movie) as ex-boyfriends. The film is cowritten and directed by Edgar Wright, who directed Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

O'Malley's graphic novel series has won a number of awards, according to Ubisoft, including Entertainment Weekly's Independent Comic of the Year, Wizard's Indie Book of the Year, and the Harvey Award for Humor in Comics. The sixth and final volume of the series will debut concurrently with the release of the adapted film and game next year.

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