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19th Aug 2023

One of the biggest cult movies of recent years is getting a reboot courtesy of Netflix

Stephen Porzio

Scott Pilgrim

The original cast of the movie are returning for the Netflix series.

Netflix has released a first teaser for Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, a series reboot of the cult classic movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Adapted from the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the 2010 action comedy film was directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) and saw Michael Cera play the title character, a slacker musician who falls for Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), an enigmatic woman he meets at a party.

However, Scott soon learns that in order to date Ramona, he will have to defeat her seven evil exes (including Chris Evans and Jason Schwartzman). This is all the while he and his band Sex Bob-Omb compete in a battle of the bands competition to score a record deal.

Though it was not a hit at the box office upon release in 2010, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World received rave reviews – with its ensemble cast of soon-to-be A-listers, its witty screenplay and its dazzling visuals paying homage to comic books and video games eventually attracting a devoted fan base.

This has led to Netflix greenlighting an animated series reboot of the novels and movie, which will see the entire cast of the 2010 action comedy back to voice their characters from the film.

Alongside Cera, Evans, Schwartzman and Winstead, this includes Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Brie Larson and Kieran Culkin.

Executive produced by Wright, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off will premiere on Netflix on 17 November. You can check out its teaser right here.

Earlier this week, meanwhile, JOE covered the trailers for Bradley Cooper’s Maestro and the final season of Netflix’s Top Boy in separate articles.

For this week’s other major teasers in the world of film and TV, scroll below.

A Million Miles Away

Starting off with movies, this biopic tells the true story of NASA flight engineer José Hernández (Michael Pena) and will premiere on Prime Video on 15 September.

Elevator Game

Premiering on Shudder also on 15 September, this horror is based on an internet legend and follows a group of people who attempt to summon a spirit through a special ritual conducted in an elevator.

My Animal

In this coming-of-age horror, the blossoming romance between two troubled teenagers (Amandla Stenberg and Bobbi Salvör Menuez) is threatened by the fact that one of them is afflicted by a family curse that turns them into a feral wolf under the full moon.

My Animal does not have an Irish release date as of yet, but will be released in the US on 8 September.

The Persian Version

This comedy-drama follows Leila (Layla Mohammadi), an Iranian-American who strives to balance and embrace her opposing cultures, while boldly challenging the labels society is so quick to project upon her.

Again, The Persian Version does not have an Irish release date but will be out in the States on 13 October.

Neighbours: A New Chapter

Last but not least, we move onto TV as the continuation of the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours lands on Prime Video in Ireland on 18 September.

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