When it comes to writing about upcoming movies, I usually try to contain my fanboy excitement somewhat, because let’s face it, no one wants to hype something up to a point that it can never live up to expectations. With that being said, take a deep breath, and check out the first official trailer for Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World over at Apple.com… because right about now, my jaw is on the floor. We’ve been hearing a lot of great early buzz about this movie, but in about 80 seconds you’ll realize that it was all absolutely justified.
Based on the series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the movie stars Michael Cera as a twenty-something wanna-be rocker living in Toronto who falls for a girl named Ramona V. Flowers. There’s just one problem: she has seven evil ex-boyfriends that he must defeat in order to date her. I love how the trailer starts off looking like a typical Michael Cera twee-indie comedy, and then unleashes itself on you. The movie’s style perfectly melds comic book art with video game references and hyper-real action sequences. It just looks like an insane amount of fun. What do you think… too early to call it movie of the year? Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hits theatres on August 13th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.