Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds: Who should play Katie?
Friday, July 18, 2014 |
It's been four years since Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley concluded his critically acclaimed action-comedy graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim.
Scott, the titular character, was a lovesick musician with a surprising talent for martial arts and crushing his enemies. In 2010, the series was adapted into a visually stunning film directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and starring Brampton, Ontario, native Michael Cera (Arrested Development).
O'Malley's new graphic novel, Seconds, has just hit bookstore shelves. Fans of the writer/artist/musician will recognize his Japanese manga-influenced visual aesthetic and narrative themes of youthful existential angst and personal redemption. The novel introduces Katie, the ambitious 29-year-old chef at the most popular restaurant in town.
She's about to leave to open a new restaurant when several mishaps - including the return of an ex-boyfriend - threaten to derail her promising future. A strange encounter with a mysterious girl offers Katie a mystical chance to re-write her history and undo some of her mistakes. But taking this road leads to some unintended consequences for our heroine.
One of the joys of Scott Pilgrim, besides the stories themselves, was seeing how such a unique comic series and main character translated onto the big screen.
Many fans approved of the casting of Michael Cera as the Canadian Scott Pigrim. Now we're wondering who you think would be the ideal choice to play Katie, if Seconds were to be adapted. Here are some suggestions. Leave your picks in the comments below.