The original series was about a young Canadian and wannabe-rock star who falls for an American girl with the memorable name of Ramona V. Flowers (aka, the perfect girl). But in order to win the lady fair, our slacker must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends in hopes of winning a date with his dream girl. Cera plays Pilgrim, the bassist for the terribly titled band, Sex Bob-Omb, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star as Ramona. Wright isn't counting on making any more sequels the film as the comic was originally a 6-part series. Instead, Wright told Wizard that, "The script that we've written essentially covers all six. If it was at the level of Harry Potter we might be able to talk about doing six films but in this case our film is very much an adaptation of the entire six."
The project has been in development since 2005, but after what seems like an eternity, it looks like the film is actually moving forward. Wright tells Wizard, "We're hopefully going into production later this year. We've been doing a lot of work on it in a conception level and getting into casting and crew and stuff." Wright and company have been making the rounds in Toronto scouting locations for the flick. But it probably makes Wright's job a lot easier considering most of the locals in the comic were based on actual locations (not to mention; it will be fun to see my hometown on-screen without The Hulk ruining the view).
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is expected to start filming later this fall, and should arrive in theaters in 2009.