I had a spy in Thursday’s Star Wars awards show for fan films, and part of the program was devoted to FANBOYS. This is the pic that had Star Wars fans upset because The Weinstein Company wanted to remove the sentimental primary plotline, about a kid with cancer whose last wish is to see Star Wars Episode I before he dies. The pic’s producer brought on stage was Kevin Spacey, who said the movie has been restored to its original form, the cancer plotline returned, and all this was due to the power of committed fans. Nobody on stage mentioned the Weinstein name — but Spacey did say the fans had defeated The Dark Side…
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