I’ve been anxiously awaiting this movie for almost two years now. It keeps on getting delayed and now it is finally coming out, but one little issue. They are only opening it to the following cities.
Fanboys Opening Weekend Cities on Feb. 6, 2009:
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
The idea now is if it does well in those cities then it will go to more.
The original idea behind this movie is that it is early 1999. A group of friends that are Star Wars fans have a friend among them with cancer. He finds out that he doesn’t have long to live and will not make it to the premier of The Phantom Menace. The friends decide to go on a road trip to Skywalker ranch to steal the movie print, so their friend can get his last wish of seeing the movie.
About a year ago they did some reshoots of the movie to remove the cancer element to the story. Many fans were outraged over this and then were told that the DVD release would have both versions of the movie. I’m not sure which version they are going with for this theatrical version. Anyway the movie looks like it will be good fun and has cameos from many of the original Star Wars cast including: Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. Even Williams Shatner makes a cameo in the film.
I hope I at least get to finally see the movie some time this year even if it has to be on DVD.
Here is the latest trailer