The film was supposed to be about a wacky gang of nerds (including Kristen Bell) who break into Skywalker ranch to steal a copy of Episode 1 so their cancerous friend can see it before he dies. But test audiences (fuck them) have said that cancer is a bummer, so now it's just going to be nerds that break into Skywalker ranch to watch episode 1 before anyone else.
Among the concerns: The original film has a group of Star Wars fans scheming to break into Skywalker Ranch in the early 1990s to screen a preview version of Episode I for their friend, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Producers reportedly feel that the cancer storyline is too much of a downer and want it excised. Whether or not that happens depends in part on test screenings this week, the site reported.
The site added that additional material is to be shot, but that no new writing has taken place while the writers' strike continues. Rather, the reshoots are reportedly based on actor improvisations or old pages from unused drafts or earlier versions of the script. Fanboys still has no release date.