One of the many concerns and criticisms that the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (which I for one simply call Scott Pilgrim, since it's supposed to be based on all six graphic novels instead of the one it's titled after) garnered is how many alternate, extended, and deleted scenes were removed from the film's final cut. In addition, as we all know, in the comics, there was also a great deal more to Scott and Ramona's relationship than just fighting her seven evil exes. To remedy this, I for one propose that we pitch a Scott Pilgrim film series or television, with each film or season respectively based on each graphic novel:
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness.
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe.
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.
However, while every little detail from the comics would be included, a few small changes would have to be made to distinguish these from the 2010 film:
Nigel Godrich's music for the film was fun as a standalone album, but pretty flimsy as a score; and Anamanaguchi's music for the video game adaptation seems to be good as a standalone album as well, despite its nice representation of all the computer and video game references in the story -- I for one would rather hire both Brian Tyler and Tyler Bates to score it together (in a fashion similar but different to how Brian Tyler combined the heavy rock and electronic influences from the music to the first two Iron Man films by Ramin Djawadi and John Debney and traditional orchestral instrumentation into each other for Iron Man 3, as well as how Bates was able to both balance and juggle the M.C.U.'s traditional Alan Silvestri-esque influences and the more contemporary electronics in his Guardians of the Galaxy scores, they could combine what both Godrich and Anamanguchi respectively created for the film and game, and traditional orchestration, into each other, as if they were one and exactly the same). Such scores would be incomparably more musically intelligent and truthful to the story, in addition to musically acknowledging its wickedly brilliant and irreverent humor and references. Additionally, Godrich's 8-bit version of the Universal Pictures fanfare from the film, Brian Tyler's update of the studio's said fanfare, and Jerry Goldsmith's original fanfare would have to be combined by both composers into each other, as if they were one and the same, if Universal remains the distributor.
While some, if not all, of the songs from the 2010 film (with the exception of Sex Bob-Omb's songs, since they weren't the same ones from the comics) would remain included in the soundtracks to this show's seasons or these films, some new additions would have to also be incorporated into the mix, not just as part of the separation, but also because of some of the rest of the scenes adapted from the comics.
While Mary Elizabeth Winstead is virtually irreplaceable as Ramona Flowers, Michael Cera's portrayal of Scott garnered some criticisms; Scott is supposed to be a lady killer wannabe, not a nerd -- the films would need an actor who seems to better resemble that persona from the comics.
Either film or television show, this pic could act as its logo. But what do you Sex Bob-Ombers think? Now that I've laid out my ideas for a Scott Pilgrim film series, what do you guys and gals have to say about all this?
And which would you prefer? Show or game?