Scott Pilgrim's Comic Life Becoming Video Game

By Chris Faylor, Jul 27, 2009 2:40pm PDT Alongside an Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) directed, Michael Cera (Arrested Development) starring film adaptation, Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic sensation Scott Pilgrim is also set to become a video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal (TMNT).

O'Malley expects the game to be a side-scrolling game that embraces the cartoony aesthetic of the comic instead of the film's real-life look, reports IGN. No platforms have been confirmed. The comic's fifth volume included pixel art mock-ups of a game on its back cover, though there's no word as to if the actual game will resemble them.

"There's this Ninja Turtles game that came out a couple of years ago based on the recent CGI film, and the Game Boy Advance version was really cool," O'Malley said in a chat with Comic Book Resources. "A lot of the same people that worked on that worked on this game, so it should be cool. Hopefully some of that will rub off on this."

The whimsical six-part comic tells the tale of the "so awesome" Scott Pilgrim as he falls for the aloof Ramona Flowers and must defeat her seven evil exes amidst a non-stop barrage of references to video games, both classic and obscure, plus other bits of nerd culture. The final volume of the comic, the film and the game are all expected in 2010.

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