chewie

At long last Chewbacca, or more so the man inside the wookiee, Peter Mayhew, is getting the respect he deserves. From the man behind Fanboys, – easily one of the best Star Wars films of the past 13 years – director Kyle Newman is developing a movie based on an unproduced, once black-listed script, Chewie, a comedy/biopic about the actor who brought everyone’s favorite wookiee to life.

Chewie was written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux, is set during the filming of Star Wars in 1977, and will, “follow Mayhew as he tries to balance a career as a hospital worker by day while chasing the Hollywood dream by night by playing a fully suited alien who would become one of sci-fi’s most iconic on-screen sidekicks.”

Sounds awesome, right? Newman is so committed to the project he even went so far as to secure the rights to tell Mayhew’s life story to ensure the film got made.

Now for some homework, if you haven’t yet seen Fanboys, do so, then come back gushing with excitement over Newman being the man chosen to make Chewie a reality.

Source: Cinema Blend via Blastr

Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Every Monday (Oops, Tuesday. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!) we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: the Grillenium Falcon, Dungeons & Dragons cake, Free Portal 2 soundtrack, Star Wars in Lego diorama, DC and Chuck Taylor team up, Lt. Data; soft spoken rapper, Pac-man created with light, Star Wars in 3 minutes with action figures, Green Lantern concept art, Marvel ladies in 80s glam, I choose you, Facehugger!, Chewie Bento Box, learn Klingon, Gamestop’s Batman: Arkham City pre-order bonus, smooth out 8-bit animation, shower with Droids, SNES style Doctor Who intro, Super Mario Bros. soda display, the Doctor’s newest companions, Indiana Jones meet Han Solo.

 

Image of the Day: Awesome Star Wars-themed mobile food truck

Food trucks are all the rage right now. There are taco trucks, cupcake trucks, even trucks with food based on hit television series (HBO’s Game of Thrones). But can those food trucks make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs and deliver on tasty grilled cheese? (blastr)

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This needs to be nerded up.

This needs to be nerded up.

When I wake up and realize that tweeting is happening at 5:30 a.m., I want to throw a shoe at the culprit… unless the culprit isn’t a bird, but a Twitter friend. And if the culprit is a nerdy Twitter friend, I want to throw a bunch of Mario’s gold coins at them because said friend is awesome.

Such is the case with our friends at NerdSalad, who pointed us to outstanding work of artist Adam Koford. Koford has shot that bland Twitter bird avatar with some weapon more dangerous than a BB gun and turned it into outlines of nerdy goodness. Want Wolverine to represent you? Have a soft spot for Link? How about… um… Nancy from that old comic strip? Koford has your back. Check these out.

Yoda

Yoda

Chewie

Chewie

The Flash

The Flash

Check out more of Koford’s work in his Flickr gallery. Are there any characters you think are missing?

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