Blake Lively And Edgar Wright Will Team Up To Adapt ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Scribe’s ‘Seconds’ For Searchlight
Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World might just be one of the greatest graphic novel adaptations ever, which makes this tidbit of news all the more exciting.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director is teaming up with Blake Lively to bring yet another one of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s ingenious graphic novels to life. This time, however, he will not be in the director’s chair. Instead, he’ll write the film while Lively will direct it.
This marks the first time Lively will direct a feature film. She makes the jump after her work helming the music video for Taylor Swift’s “I Bet You Think About Me.”
Wright will also produce the film with Marc Platt for Searchlight Pictures.
For those unfamiliar with the source material, Seconds folllows Katie Clay, the head chef at a prospering restaurant aptly named Seconds. After she obtains the ability to fix her past mistakes by writing them down in a notebook, eating a mushroom, and falling asleep, she begins to use for all the wrong reasons. As a result, her life and the fabric of time and space begin to crumble around her, and she must figure out a way to restore everything to the way it was before it’s too late.
The graphic novel was released in 2014 by Ballantine Books.