Usually when you hear about a film doing reshoots it means somebody f*cked up. Something had to go terribly wrong or the studio wasn’t pleased with the final product. Collider reports that one of the most anticipated films of the summer, Scott Pilgrim vs The World is going back into production to do a few pick up shots but according to director Edgar Wright it’s not as bad as you think.

Production Weekly recently tweeted that Wright and his crew would be returning to Toronto ” for 3 additional days of photography on May 15th.” No follow up explanation was given after that so our imaginations went wild with theories as to why it’s happening. To clear the air, the director sent out an email to various websites stating why he’s decided to go back.

so yeah, it’s true what Production Weekly so inelegantly tweeted

we are doing 3 days of pick ups

and to be honest – I’m excited about it. It was my suggestion to the studio and the bits and pieces are all things that I want to tweak

truth is, some of it, is because we have material from Vol 6 that is impossible to resist and so even after a nearly a year of editing – it’s going to be fun to put some icing on the cake

we are not even redoing one full scene, nor any action, just some bits and bobs and new jokes and beats that I wrote with Bacall & O’Malley

if you guys want or feel inclined to put out any fire – I give you this comparison…

Both Shaun & Hot Fuzz had two and three days respectively of additional shooting. One of those bits was the granny being kicked in the face. I think we can all agree that was a good pickup.

Thank God! We really needed that. And yes Edgar, watching that granny get kicked in the face was a hilarious choice. It sounds like he’s returning to add more goodies rather than correct huge mistakes.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World is scheduled to hit theaters on August 13, 2010.

Are you still excited to see Scott Pilgrim vs The World? Do you think it will be better than Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz?