The Weinstein Company have delayed their plan of releasing 'Fanboys' to the theaters by the end of 2008, opting to go with a 2009 date.
Expected to be stealing its way into theaters on November 26, "Fanboys" won't be greeting its fans until 2009. Recent reports have claimed that The Weinstein Company have moved back the adventure comedy's release date to February 6, 2009.
In this new schedule, it will have to face a stiff competition from Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning-starring thriller "Push", Steve Martin-starring comedy "The Pink Panther 2" and Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore-starring romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You".
Though many speculated that the delay may be caused by the possible poor financial health of the production company, Harvey Weinstein has reached out to LA Times to clear up things. On the pushing back of "Fanboys", he reasoned that it has to be done so they "can do a major promotion with Comcast, who's arranging for a big advertising tie-in" for them on the film.
Coming from producer/actor Kevin Spacey, "Fanboys" resolves around a group of friends who try to break in Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy of "Star Wars: Episode I". The movie starring Dan Fogler, Kristen Bell, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and many others follows their every attempt to get the film which put them in many outrageous situations, including a brawl with some hard-core Trekkies.