Posts Tagged ‘Fanboys’

Fanboys Producers on “Shootout” Team | August 7, 2008

Recently on the movie interview show “Shootout” on AMC, producers Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti chat about how Fanboys got approval from George Lucas himself to shoot at Skywalker Ranch, as well as about the Cancer plot returning to the movie thanks to passionate fans who cared enough to speak out about the changes.

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti on Fanboys (AMC TV)

Fanboys Triumphant: Kevin Spacey Crashes Fan Movie Awards Team | July 25, 2008

Smack dab in the middle of the Fan Movie Challenge Awards, Steve Sansweet invited a special guest to the stage: director Kyle Newman, who has weathered a tumultous journey in the creation of his movie, Fanboys. Newman was remarkably civil in discussing the trials and tribulations of the making of the movie, and before his portion on stage ended, he surprised the assembled audience by inviting Fanboys producer Kevin Spacey to the stage. Later that night, the first 300 attendees of the Fan Movie Challenge Awards attended an exclusive screening of Fanboys.

What follows is a transcript of the Fanboys portion of the Fan Movies presentation, hosted by Steve Sansweet, Head of Fan Relations.


Wired Profiles Fanboys Team | March 25, 2008

Wired magazine takes an in-depth look at the movie Fanboys — which has had a bit of controversy lately from fans wanting the original cut (and not the Cancer-free plot) to be released in theaters.

The magazine chats with Fanboys screenwriter Ernie Cline, who’s proudly been a Star Wars fan since childhood. Cline reveals not only his love for the saga, but also his very personal reasons for making the original plot of Fanboys have a more deeper meaning than just geek boys on a quest to see The Phantom Menace before everyone else.


20 Things Star Wars Fans Have to Look Forward To Team | September 24, 2007

3-yoda recently posted a list of 20 things Star Wars fans have to look forward to in the future, including the CG animated Clone Wars series, the live-action TV series, The Force Unleashed video game, Fanboys, Hasbro’s Star Wars Mighty Muggs, and a whole bunch more to keep your Force-sense tingling. Head on over to to check it out.

Kristen Bell: “I Love Nerds” Team | August 24, 2007

(photo by Michael Tran/

The former “Veronica Mars” actress Kristen Bell talks with Entertainment Weekly about her upcoming role in “Heroes,” Judd Apatow’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the Star Wars cinematic love letter Fanboys.

So tell us about Fanboys.
These Star Wars nerds drive cross-country to break into George Lucas’ ranch and steal a print of [The Phantom Menace] so that their friend with a terminal illness can see it before it comes out.

You sort of have fanboys of your own. Are you happy about that?
I’m really flattered. I love nerds. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow. Isn’t that funny? The tables have turned. They’re a fiercely intelligent audience, which makes filmmakers want to please them. But I’m looking for the fangirl to come out of her shell a little, to be more accepted.

All right, you’ve held out long enough: What’s up with “Heroes?”
I’m on a sugar high, to be totally honest. For me, starting a new project is kind of like switching high schools — that feeling of excitement and nerves. And because everyone is so nice and I know so many people involved, I feel like I’m switching high schools — but one that a lot of my friends have already transferred to.

Read the entire interview here in Entertainment Weekly:
Kristen Bell: Life After ‘Mars’

Weinsteins Search for the Ultimate Star Wars Fan

Bonnie Burton | July 25, 2007

You can beat everyone you know at Star Wars trivia, your lightsaber collection looks like an intergalactic armory, you’ve been sleeping in vintage R2-D2 sheets since childhood and you’ve been adding George Lucas-style montages to your home movies for years. So you might as well get the respect you deserve as the ultimate Star Wars fan.

Dailymotion and the Weinstein Company have announced “The Ultimate Star Wars Fanboy (or Girl!)” contest. The competition, which runs from July 25 – August 31, 2007, coincides with a special sneak preview of select scenes of the film Fanboys followed by a filmmaker Q&A session at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 26, 2007.


Fanboys Signing at Comic-Con

Bonnie Burton | July 24, 2007

Fans attending San Diego Comic-Con International should make a beeline for the Star Wars Pavilion on Thursday afternoon from 3-5pm to meet the director and stars of the upcoming film Fanboys.

Writer/director Kyle Newman will be signing as well as Dan Fogler (“Hutch”) and Chris Marquette (“Linus”).

Some lucky fans have already seen footage of Fanboys at Celebration IV, as well as the full rough cut at Celebration Europe.

Stop by the Star Wars Pavilion to meet the Fanboys crew and pick up a free movie poster (as seen above)!

Kristen Bell Hearts Star Wars Team | June 4, 2007

Fans who attended Celebration IV in Los Angeles last week got an exclusive glimpse at the upcoming Weinstein production of Fanboys, but what seemed to steal the show wasn’t the reel of fantastic movie moments, but the panel of actors, producers, the director Kyle Newman, and most notably actress Kristen Bell wearing a shirt every fan can appreciate. In fact, for each Fanboys panel she attended, Bell wore a different Star Wars-themed shirt.

The “Veronica Mars” actress stars in Fanboys as Zoe — a Girl-Friday character with a lot of sass, humor and common sense, as well as a complete understanding of why her best guy pals are obsessed with Star Wars enough to trek across country for a covert Episode I operation. In a recent issue of Geek Monthly magazine, Bell, who poses in the article with a lightsaber as well as a retro Han Solo action figure, explains that her role as the comic book store employee and Force-sensitive fanboy friend was a no-brainer.

“My body doesn’t want to do Star Trek, my body wants to do Star Wars,” Bell says in the article. “I chose the role in Fanboys because I thought it was an amazing script, I thought it was a fun movie and I thought what’s better than a love letter to Star Wars fans.”

Stay tuned on The Official Star Wars Blog for more Fanboys news.