Jul 2nd 2010 By: Caleb Goellner
Last evening, CA contributor and comic book historian Alan Kistler
became the envy of the site by being the first among us to view an early screening of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World." Unfortunately, that's all he could really tell us. He signed a contract prohibiting him from discussing his experience electronically. Desperate for details, I did my blogger duty and tried to extract a grain or two of information about the film from Kistler anyway.
Hit the jump to see what we got out of him.ComicsAlliance: So, Alan, you saw "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" last night, huh?
I saw a nearly-completed cut, the contents of which I cannot discuss due to a non-disclosure agreement I signed, yes.
CA: Can you confirm or deny that it is, in fact, an "epic of epic epicness?"
I cannot technically confirm that, but I will very aggressively say I do not deny it.
CA: Having not read "Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour" yet, do you think Bryan Lee O'Malley fans will be content with the film's conclusion?
I cannot comment on that. On an unrelated note, I'd like to say that I have experienced no serious feelings of anger or disappointment in any area of my life during this past week, with the exception of when I watched the film "The Last Airbender." AKA "The Last Exposition."
CA: That said, do you think you'll be paying to see the final cut of the film when it arrives in theaters on August 13?
As stated previously, I cannot comment on the film's contents or how I feel about the film in particular. But it is true that last week I made plans with friends to see this movie in theaters, paying full price, on August 13 and nothing in the past week of my life has given me a reason to alter that decision. It's also true that there's a chance I may indeed pay to see the film again in the following week. For no particular reason that I can think of.
So there you (sorta) have it. The movie exists, Alan has seen a nearly-completed version of it, and he has no plans to not
see it again. I think we can all read between the lines a bit and conclude that "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
," clearly arrives in theaters on Aug 13.