Why Fanboys Was Delayed

I've been waiting to see Fanboys for quite some time now (although, not nearly as long as I've been awaiting Patrick Read Johnson's 5-25-77). SciFi has found out why we've been waiting so long. As it turns out, the film was delayed to add a cameo with Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith and to obtain rights for the original Star Wars sound effects. As it turns out, George Lucas saw an early cut of the film and approved the use of the sounds.

"Kevin Smith had seen it, and [he] came in and was like, 'Oh, man. I love it.' So they let him write and direct one of his own scenes in it. So they added that in," co star Chris Marquette revealed.

Fanyboys follows the cross-country journey of four friends to Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, to fulfill a friend's last dying wish to see Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace before he dies. If you haven't yet seen it, check out the trailer after the jump. However, I've been told that the film is much better than the preview.

Fanboys hits theaters on August 17th 2007.