The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Michael Cera will be taking the lead in Scott Pilgrim's Little Life, which will be directed by none other than Edgar Wright.
The movie will be based on the first volume of Brian Lee O'Malley's popular Scott Pilgrim series.

It is a long way from the usual graphic novels optioned -- which all seem to be post-apocalyptic or deconstructed superheroes of late. Pilgrim is a 23-year-old slacker, who meets the girl of his dreams. To win her heart, he must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends. It's chock full of video game references, from evil bosses to power-ups, but manages to stay fairly grounded in reality. The first volume takes a very surprising twist, and it just gets better from there.

One of my friends, a man of impeccable taste and intelligence, calls it the best comic ever. Due to it being released in trades, I never seem to have quite enough money to buy it -- but I've really liked what I have read. You can enjoy an entire issue (posted as part of Free Comic book Day) over at Newsarama. Apparently, this is the most addicting comic book series to ever be published, so you have been warned. We'll see if the addiction carries through to the big screen -- but so far, I think it is off to a brilliant start.
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