LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 26, 2007) – Star Wars fans will meet Fanboys on Friday, May 25, when the world’s biggest Star Wars party hosts an exclusive look at select scenes from the upcoming comedy, followed on Saturday by a special panel discussion with the filmmakers.
In Fanboys, director Kyle Newman has fashioned an uproarious comedy that follows a group of young friends on a cross-country quest to break into Skywalker Ranch and see Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace before it is released. Fanboys stars Sam Huntington (Superman Returns), Chris Marquette (“Joan of Arcadia”), Dan Fogler (the upcoming Kung Fu Panda), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen (both of the upcoming Knocked Up). Fanboys is a Weinstein Company presentation being released in theaters by MGM.
In a special presentation – held on the 30th anniversary of Star Wars – fans at CELEBRATION IV will see scenes from the film that Newman will introduce on-stage.
As a special bonus, a unique “prequel” comic book to Fanboys, which follows the characters’ obsessive love of Star Wars, will be offered to fans as a limited edition at CELEBRATION IV.
“There couldn’t be a more perfect pairing of movie and audience,” said Newman, who will be joined by Fanboys producers Dana Brunetti, Matthew Perniciaro and Kevin Mann at CELEBRATION IV. “Fanboys has truly been a labor of love for everyone involved, so to know that some of the world’s biggest Star Wars fans will be among the first to see highlights from the movie is very exciting.”
In addition, members of the Fanboys cast are expected to attend CELEBRATION IV, pending production schedules for the popular young actors.
CELEBRATION IV is expected to draw tens of thousands of fans from around the world for four days filled with live entertainment; celebrities from all six movies; special film and video presentations; special exhibits; exclusive merchandise sold at a 24-hour-a-day store; pop-culture tributes; immersive events; costume contests; and scores of additional activities.