Production Weekly recently tweeted “@edgarwright is planning to return to Toronto for 3 additional days of photography for ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ on May 15th.” Some blogs made a big deal about any reshoots, considering the film (trailer here) has been getting great reviews at test screenings. Slashfilm contacted Edgar Wright “to provide explanation before this whole mess gets overblown.” Here’s his response:
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. [Slashfilm]
Indeed we can. Also, use your freaking shift key it’s driving me crazy. Wait, does Edgar Wright not have pinky fingers? I’m going to feel like such an ass if he doesn’t have pinky fingers and I’m complaining about his shift key use. GAMMASQUAD EXCLUSIVELY REPORTS: Edgar Wright doesn’t have pinky fingers. Pass it on.
Er, anyway . . . Let me be perfectly honest here. I’m only writing about this because it’s an excuse to post a video of Simon Pegg kicking a grandmother in the face. Magnificent.