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Edgar Wright addresses the news about additional shooting on Scott Pilgrim

05.05.2010
Word on Edgar Wright's SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD has been - from practically everyone who has seen it - ridiculously positive. Test screenings have yielded great word of mouth, and really, things are just generally looking sunny and totally flowery.

So when Production Weekly tweeted late last night that Wright was "planning to return to Toronto for 3 additional days of photography for 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' on May 15th," a few eyebrows were raised across the interwebs with people wondering if perhaps the film wasn't quite as peachy as has been reported.

But in comes Edgar Wright setting the record straight in an email statement released to various movie websites. Here's what he had to say:

"so yeah, it’s true what Production Weekly so inelegantly tweeted

we are doing 3 days of pick ups

and to be honest – I’m excited about it. It was my suggestion to the studio and the bits and pieces are all things that I want to tweak

truth is, some of it, is because we have material from Vol 6 that is impossible to resist and so even after a nearly a year of editing – it’s going to be fun to put some icing on the cake

we are not even redoing one full scene, nor any action, just some bits and bobs and new jokes and beats that I wrote with Bacall & O’Malley

if you guys want or feel inclined to put out any fire – I give you this comparison…

Both Shaun & Hot Fuzz had two and three days respectively of additional shooting. One of those bits was the granny being kicked in the face. I think we can all agree that was a good pickup."


I am indeed in accordance, Edgar.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD opens wide on August 13th.
Extra Tidbit: Pick-up shoots are more often than not conducted to address common editorial issues, add additional scenes, or organically improve upon pre-existing material. Since filmmaking is a continually evolving process, from the script stage to the various phases of post-production where films actually take their form, re-shoots shouldn't automatically be associated with "problems". They are simply part of the process.

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