Fans of the as-yet-unreleased movie Fanboys who launched an Internet campaign against Superhero Movie in reaction to reports that The Weinstein Company had reedited and reshot pertinent Fanboys scenes claimed victory Sunday after Superhero Movie's disappointing opening. Small groups of protesters staged a demonstration in Los Angeles and New York Friday, even as they stepped up their campaign against the Weinsteins on their website at www.StopDarthWeinstein.com. "If you release your mutilated anti-fan version of Fanboys in any form, you can look forward to a lifetime boycott of your studio by every Star Wars fan on the planet," the site warned the Weinsteins. The Weinstein Co. said later that the fans' reaction had little to do with Superhero Movie's box-office performance. About eight protesters showed up at an AMC theater in Los Angeles and were taken out for pizza afterwards by Fanboys producer Matthew Perniciaro. Perniciaro later told the Hollywood Reporter: "We've been working on this movie for many years and if someone is going to take time out of their personal life and support our film, whatever that support may be, at the very least what we can do is say thank you and buy them a couple of slices of pizza."




31/03/2008