Universal Pictures have just sent us a lovely Christmas email which, as well as sending us Christmas cheer, also reveals the release date and synopsis for Edgar Wright and Michael Cera’s new movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.  The email also contained a new image of Michael Cera wielding a light sabre.  The movie also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Satya Bhabha, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Alison Pill, Aubrey Plaza, Brandon Routh, Johnny Simmons, Mark Webber, Mae Whitman, Ellen Wong and is based on the Oni Press Comic Book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

The date in question for this anticipated movie is 27th August. The synopsis gives us a better idea of what we can expect:

Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22 year-old has just met the girl of his dreams… literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Genre-smashing filmmaker Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) tells the amazing story of one romantic slacker’s quest to power up with love in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult.

From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass (and now is back in town), to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past – from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must  vanquish them all before it really is game over.

They also gave us a quote:

Ramona: “Scott we don’t just have baggage, we have matching luggage”
Scott: “My baggage doesn’t try to kill me every 5 seconds”

More info on this film whenever we get it.