Two years ago, Fanboys wrapped production, but has yet to see the light of day. Now, thanks to protesting fanboys the film will get a DVD release.
“Fanboys,” about four diehard “Star Wars” fans who break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in order to see “The Phantom Menace” on the eve of its release, wrapped production two years ago and has been stuck in limbo as a tug-of-war between Harvey Weinstein and the filmmakers waged over competing versions of the movie.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein’s company will release two versions of the DVD; one that features the “cancer line” story, and one that does not.
The Weinstein Co. this year began testing both versions. Unprompted by the filmmakers, “Star Wars” fans began uniting to oppose the noncancer version, led by the 501st, a “Star Wars” fan group named after a fictional battalion. The group created a Web site that provided updates on developments while also lampooning Harvey Weinstein by Photoshopping him in Darth Vader drag.
Even though there has been a promise of a DVD release, no date has been announced.
This is all well and good, but what ever happened to that other Star Wars comedy 5-25-77? Never saw it released, can’t find it on DVD – nada, nothing, ziltch. Will Fanboys suffer the same fate?