I shouldn't need to go through this whole thing again, so if you have no idea what's currently going on with the film Fanboys, read this, this and this -- and then come back. A little while ago I received the craziest email from a good pal, and that email contained three other email exchanges between director Steve Brill (aka the dude who took over for Kyle Newman during reshoots) and fans of the original cut of Fanboys. A couple of notes before I post these emails:
- No matter how cruddy the director is, I do not support attacking the man's cut when you haven't even seen it yet. I've made that clear before, and I'll say it again now. However, his other films are definitely fair game.
- I've confirmed with a source "in the know" that this is indeed Steve Brill behind these emails; that, originally, he confessed to them, but then tried to say someone hacked his email account when he realized how much of a complete idiot he came off as. But note that I have not talked to Brill myself (though I'm totally willing to do so, Steve, so email me), so I'm not 100% certain this was him. More like 96.5%.
- Also, I've tried to clean up the foul language as best I can, but do keep in mind that these email exchanges aren't exactly safe for work.
That said, head after the jump to read these hysterical exchanges ...
Fan's email to Brill:
Sent: Feb 23, 2008 5:25 PM
Subject: You suck for re-cutting 'fanboys'
You suck for re-cutting 'fanboys'
You really do.
Subject: Re: You suck for re-cutting 'fanboys'
U suck for e mailing me your bullsh*t whining. U r gonna like fanboys better because of me and then u can kiss my ass
Fan's email to Brill
Dear Mr. Brill,
I had contacted my theatres booking agent when I first heard about "Fanboys. " I thought it would be an uplifting and funny change of pace for our theatres.
Now, I realize that it will be the same cut and dried mainstream junk that has been habitually littering our auditoriums.
I am going to contact my booker and suggest that as a company, we do not pick up this film for presentation. You have ruined a wonderful concept.
No. Please god. No Chris... please no. Don't wield your power against us. I was just trying to help. Please Christopher don't hold it against the movie. We'll do anything to gain your trust. You seem so important and so knowledgeable, obviously you have formed a real considered opinion and the fact that you will not book us into your theatre is so unfair. I implore you sir please reconsider. Direct your wrath at me, but don't take it out on the movie..... What can we do to appease you Chris? You dumb cu*t. E mail me again and I will hunt you down f**ker... try me.
Fan's email to Brill:
You're involved with Fanboys for nothing more than a quick buck. You don't give a damn about the movie, Star Wars or its fans, so why the f**k did you agree to the job? Do you sleep comfortably at night knowing that you've bastardised a film that has the potential to become a cult classic for years on end into a movie which will be forgotten about in less than 6 weeks.
Little Nicky was okay, the rest sucked.
Once more, f**k you!
Hey Owen. You're kind of a big mouth tough guy over the internet. Wanna come say f**k you to my face? I'd be happy to give you the chance. How about this tough guy. You and I go head to head in a Star Wars Trivia contest. You think I don't care about the wars f**ker? I know more about it than you can imagine. I care deeply and have been immersed in Star Wars since it came out. I was there jerk off. I still have my stub. I have seen the trilogy probably a hundred times in the theater! And you dare question my caring. You think I would do it for the money!? I did it to get the movie released! So people like you could see it. But come on. Let's prove who cares more. Five thousand dollars to the winner of a trivia contest. I'll donate my winnings to the American Cancer Society...So get ready big shot... If you e mail me again, you better be ready to lose that five thousand.