By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
It seems like forever ago since we saw our first leaked trailer for Fanboys. The film, which we are reminded has nothing to do with Judd Apatow, looked like a great concept. A bunch of friends decide to break into Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy of Star Wars Episode I for a friend dying of cancer. Along the way there are tons of shenanigans to have the audiences laughing, but the film still had heart.
Well, maybe too much heart, as there is now an edited down copy that follows a synopsis like this: Friends decide to break into Skywalker Ranch to see Star Wars Episode I early.
Bam, no more cancer and, perhaps, no more heart.
2 Fanboys Screened
The good people at AICN have learned that two different versions of Fanboys will be screened this week. The version that will become the final cut will be the one audience responds better to.
Hey folks, Harry here... I saw the original version of FANBOYS, a long long time ago. The movie that existed prior to all this apparent tampering - which I've heard isn't at Apatow's crews behest, but at the hands of Harvey Weinstein himself. What I loved about FANBOYS was that the film wasn't just a 'yuckfest' but actually had a heart and a soul to it. Like most FANBOYS themselves, the movie was about the friendship and the possible loss of a friend that made the boys stand up and take on the impossible. The word I've heard is that this Tuesday and Wednesday in Burbank at 7:30pm both versions of the film are being test screened and they're going to give it up to the audience to decide which version to release... the one that has them go on this mission for a reason... or just for the fuck of it. It'll be sad if we lose the soul of this movie. We'll just have to wait and see.
I guess we will know by the end of the week which version these audiences preferred.