02 February 2006

Who Are The Fanboys?

Hey guys, it's Donnie...The long in development project Fanboys may have found it's cast.

The project centers on four life long friends and Star Wars fanatics in 1998, before the release of Episode I. When one of the friends is diagnosed with terminal cancer and realizes he probably won't live to see the theatrical release of the new Star Wars film, the four friends embark on a cross country quest to get into the Skywalker Ranch and watch the film before it's released and one of them falls over. Still no word on whether or not the titular fanboys are as disappointed as the rest of us were at the time.

Anyway, Kevin Spacey's Triggerstreet Productions and The Weinstein Co are in final talks to sign Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jay Baruchel (Undeclared, Almost Famous), Chris Marquette (Eli from The Girl Next Door) and Sam Huntington (Detroit Rock City and Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns). My impression up to this point was that the characters were older, more like middle age, but if we're going with the mid-twenties thing, then I couldn't really imagine a much better group of talented geeks.

The screenplay is either brilliant or God-awful, depending on who you talk to. I haven't read it yet, but I must say that I have high hopes.


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