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Edgar Wright penning movie of Seconds, a graphic novel from Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley

May 4th, 2022 by Marc Comments

If, like us here at FTN, you’re a fan of the work if Edgar Wright and especially his adaptation of Scott Pilgrim, then we have some fun news for you all.

For those of you unaware, Scott Pilgrim was originally a comic series by writer/artist Bryan Lee O’Malley and he followed it up with a graphic novel called Seconds in 2014 which, fact fans, features returning characters from Scott Pilgrim as well as a returning iconic line about bread. So, it seems that Seconds is now set for the big screen treatment too with Wright, who directed and wrote Scott Pilgrim: The Movie, will be on writing duties with actress Blake Lively making her movie directorial debut with it – she previously directed a Taylor Swift music video.

Here’s the official synopsis of Seconds:

Katie’s got it pretty good. She’s a talented young chef, she runs a successful restaurant, and she has big plans to open an even better one. Then, all at once, progress on the new location bogs down, her charming ex-boyfriend pops up, her fling with another chef goes sour, and her best waitress gets badly hurt. And just like that, Katie’s life goes from pretty good to not so much. What she needs is a second chance. Everybody deserves one, after all―but they don’t come easy.

Luckily for Katie, a mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over: 1. Write your mistake 2. Ingest one mushroom. 3. Go to sleep. 4. Wake anew And just like that, all the bad stuff never happened, and Katie is given another chance to get things right. She’s also got a dresser drawer full of magical mushrooms―and an irresistible urge to make her life not just good, but perfect. Too bad it’s against the rules.

Netflix developing Scott Pilgrim animated series

But Katie doesn’t care about the rules―and she’s about to discover the unintended consequences of the best intentions. From the mind and pen behind the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series comes a madcap new tale of existential angst, everyday obstacles, young love, and ancient spirits that’s sharp-witted and tenderhearted, whimsical and wise.

There’s no word, although we find it unlikely to be honest, on if Scott Pilgrim stars Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Evans, and Brie Larson will appear.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….