Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Princess of Mars

Veronica Mars in the Princess Leia slave costume from Return of the Jedi? This may be the first time I've ever been sold on a movie based on a single frame. But if you need more info...

This promo image of Kristen Bell is from the upcoming movie Fanboys, "...a comedy about friends, fans and delusions of grandeur. Fanboys takes place in the fall of 1998, a time when everything was pure and Star Wars ruled the world once again. We follow four life-long best friends who travel cross-country in an attempt to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Their mission is to see Star Wars: Episode I early when they discover one of the young men in their group is diagnosed with terminal cancer and will not live long enough to see the film in theaters the following May. This film expresses what it means to care about something so truly that you would do anything for it… what it means to be a fan. This is a film for the fans, made by the fans." -- Kyle Newman and Matthew Perniciaro.

More images are available at Personally, I can't wait. While the plot is reminscent of 1992's Breaking the Rules (with C. Thomas Howell, Jason Bateman, Jonathan Silverman, and Annie Potts), in which a group of friends discover that one of them has terminal cancer and drive him cross-country so that he can compete on Jeopardy before he dies, I think the heart of Fanboy will be the Star Wars geekdom. And, of course, Kristen Bell in a metal bikini.

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