Fanboys Director Making a Chewbacca Movie
I didn’t know this, but apparently every year Hollywood puts out something called The Black List. It’s a list of the best unproduced screenplays from that year. One of those screenplays from the 2011 Black List was Chewie, a documentary type thing that was more satirical look at the making of the original Star Wars. But its biggest idea was that it would do all of this from the perspective of Peter Mayhew, the 7’3″ giant who wore the Chewbacca suit in the original trilogy.
Now that I’m sure all you nerds are nice and hot and bothered out there, let me finish you off. Inferno Entertainment and Kyle Newman, uber Star Wars fan and director of the Star Wars focused Fanboys, have obtained the rights to Chewie and are developing it for release.
Newman obtained the rights to Mayhew’s life in order to develop the script into a full blown thing. In 2011 the script was only a spec.
Also, here’s a tweet from Mayhew about all this:
Yes, we’re working with Kyle Newman and the team on CHEWIE, The Movie and are hopeful it can move forward. Rumors can begin now, Forcecast!
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) August 1, 2012
I cannot wait for this thing.