Wright will helm O'Malley comicbook adaptation

Universal and Marc Platt Prods. have tapped Michael Bacall to adapt comicbook “Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life.”

The first in a three-part series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, published last year by Oni Press, follows a suburban slacker who finds himself in a kung fu tale, battling his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends to win her hand.

“Shaun of the Dead” helmer Edgar Wright is aboard to direct. Marc Platt and Eric Gitter are producing. Nira Park also will produce with Wright via their Big Talk Prods. banner.

Bacall’s other credits include “In Search of Captain Zero,” a surfer biopic with Sean Penn attached to star and Stacey Peralta to direct, and “Justice Deferred,” an adaptation of Len Williams’ novel that Maguire Entertainment has set up at Warner Bros.

Bacall also has sold spec “Psycho Funky Chimp” to Dimension and set up L.A. graffiti drama pitch “Graff” with New Line for Noah Emmerich to produce.

Execs Adam Siegel and Jared Leboff, who first identified the “Pilgrim” series for the company, are overseeing for Platt Prods. U veep Jeffrey Kirschenbaum is shepherding the project.

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