As any Star Wars fan knows, the dawn of a new movie in the franchise means it's time for a ticket campout. That first ticket to see the next movie in the series is one of the most highly sought prizes of a #StarWars fan, and that's precisely what Tony Dow is banking on.
Dow, best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the classic Leave It To Beaver sitcom of the late 1950s, will be taking on the director's chair for The Line Kings. Billy Riback and Steve Rubin are slated to write and produce the comedy, and while it seems on the surface to be a similar movie to Trekkies, a documentary that honored fans of the Star Trek franchise, The Line Kings will have a definite comic flair.
Bustle proclaims that this movie shouldn't be missed by Star Wars fans, given Dow's experience as someone who has gone through the obsessive fan routine and as someone with the comedy chops required to take on a film like The Line Kings.
According to Variety, The Line Kings will celebrate the fun and loyalty of Star Wars fans everywhere. The story is reported to revolve around two groups of Star Wars fans who are camped out outside of TCL Chinese Theatre after Disney announces that the fans who are first in line after four days will receive a walk-on part in the next Star Wars film. As might be expected, much hilarity is sure to ensue as the two groups of fans go head to head to win that huge prize.
While some might question Tony Dow, the lovable older brother from Leave It To Beaver, as the director of a feature film, Dow is no stranger to the director's seat. He's been involved in the television series Harry And The Hendersons, Coach and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Riback is also no neophyte when it comes to the entertainment industry; he's known for his work on five seasons of ABC's Home Improvement and The Suite Life Of Zach And Cody. Rubin boasts similar experience — he served as executive producer for Showtime's Bleacher Bums and Hallmark Channel's World War II drama Silent Night.
While the film is set to start shooting in early spring in Los Angeles, there's no word yet as to a release date for The Line Kings.
In the mean time, check out some theories regarding the next chapter in the Star Wars saga — The Last Jedi:
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