You know, this week was supposed to be Scott Pilgrim week as we did a run up to build up anticipation to the showing of Scott Pilgrim vs the World in Singapore on 28th October. Yeah, Singapore would be showing it late, but at least we’d be SCREENING it, right?
Instead this week has us breaking the bad news (via Cathay Cinemas and Game Axis) that Scott Pilgrim vs the World will not be gracing Singapore’s fair shores. Turns out that UIP won’t be releasing it here. Which is awfully sad. And which is why we’re trying to get a petition signed to see if we can remedy that situation.
I mean, we in HereBeGeeks were lucky enough to see the show as a prerelease during our Geek Pilgrimmage (yes it’s important enough to merit Uppercase Letters) in San Diego Comic Con, but well… it’s not as if we didn’t want to see it again. And more importantly, introduce the movie to people who would like the movie! It’s not as if we don’t have gamers in Singapore. I’ve seen Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics in Kino and the like, and I’ve gotten them myself (albeit the US version). I’m sure that anime and gamer fans would understand the geek references inherent in the movie. It’s kinda indie, sure… but we’ve seen indie movies in Singapore, and Edgar Wright’s work is always fun to sit through.
This isn’t game over though. Like the movie’s namesake, we’re grabbing a 1-up and seeing if we can convince UIP to bring it in anyway. UIP were amazing gentlemen when they managed to pull through a single screening of that amazing Joss Whedon masterpiece, Serenity. Maybe they’ll manage to pull something through again. Maybe a week’s worth of shows? Maybe a single showing, like they did back then? All we want is for it to be seen the way it’s supposed to be seen; on the big screen with other like minded geeks around us. It would really really suck for us to need to resort to Amazon for this.
And because of that, we’ve put together a quick little petition online for you guys to sign. It’s a bit ambitious, sure, but maybe with enough people demonstrating that we would put down good money to see the movie we’ll get the movie screening we’re hoping for.
So… sign the petition! Spread the word! If you guys don’t, we’ll all be forced to watch Scott Pilgrim vs the World on the small screen. And that would make us sad.