FINALLY. We’ve been hearing about Joe Lynch‘s Knights of Badassdom for over two years now. Back in July we got our latest update, but today there’s a release date: Janurary 21st. Only a few weeks after that the film will also get a VOD release on February 11th. Check out the announcement video below. (more…)
Five bucks says that the first comment about this post will be something along the lines of:
HEY, THIS ISN’T NEW, I SAW THIS MONTHS AGO! ! !
And that comment would be absolutely, positively, 95% accurate. This is pretty much the same as those clips and teaser trailers that came out last year. The difference is that this is the first OFFICIAL TRAILER. The Knights of Badassdom has suffered that dreaded Hollywood fate involving a change in producer after filming wrapped. It doesn’t happen all that often, but when it does it usually spells long delays and re-edits.
The cast is a who’s who of Nerdy favorites. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Summer Glau (Firefly), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), and Danny Pudi (Community) are all LARPers (Live Action Roleplaying) who accidentally summon an evil succubus demon played by Margarita Levieva (Adventureland) and not only have to clean up the mess, but deal with the consequences.
The material I’ve seen so far leads me to believe that the movie is laughing with LARP-ers and not directly at them. There has to be more than a few LARP enthusiasts in the NerdBastards audience, what’s your take on this trailer? Is it all in fun or do you feel picked on?
The bad news in all this is that there is STILL no release date announced for the movie, Perhaps this “Official release” of the trailer marks the beginning of the marketing machine behind the movie.
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The guys over at Sketch Empire put together this video about some pretty lame Larping. Not that LARP is lame, just these guys. The video could easily be about some lame gamers, or some other geeky hobby. The interplay between these guys is what makes it funny.
“Darccock the Barbarian of the hills”
“You mean curtain rod?”
These guys really capture the over the top actions of nerds (our people) who just have to cross that line when they come to it.
The Knights of Badassdom looks to be the best flick about nerds doing nerdy things since 2008’s Fanboys. And this was one’s got Summer Glau in a short chainmail skirt kicking a lot of LARPer ass, catapulting this film into a whole ‘nother region of nerd fantasy.
The Knights of Badassdom follows a group of LARP-ers who convince a non-LARPing friend nursing a broken heart to come along in order to get his mind off his breakup. Then they accidently summon an evil, demon succubus and have to become to heroes they pretend to be. Hey, at least I doubt he’s thinking about his old girlfriend anymore.
Today at Comic-Con director Joe Lynch revealed the first trailer, and now, thanks to the film’s Facebook page, it’s on the webz for all us sorry bastards not at the con of all cons.
Doesn’t everything about this movie look fantastic!? First of all, what a amazing cast; Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanton, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn and Danny Pudi. Its like someone read my mind and created the perfect guild of awesome famous people. Plus, think how much Dinklage’s Game of Thrones, Kwanton’s True Blood, Glau’s Firefly, and Pudi’s Community fame are going to help launch this movie? It might even make LARPing cool. Or…uhh, yeah no, it won’t, who am I kidding.
In an interview with Lynch he said he made all his actors go to LARPing school to learn how to do it right, and I’m betting it will show in the film. Plus, who wants to take bets that most of those extras are LARPers themselves.
The Knights of Badassdom releases next Spring.
Ah, the wonderful world of LARP, how I would love to try it once but probably don’t have the physical endurance for it due to not chewing my food and pretty much swallowing it. If ya ever wonder how LARPing works or anything, it seems that Team Dynamite Lazer Beam has all the cartoon/comics that you might need to find your answer. It’s a Live Journal site filled with many entertaining posts so check it out when ya have the time. It seems that Team Dynamite Lazer Beam has created an image for LARPer’s of the DOs and DON’Ts. Check out a larger size of the image after the jump and also, if your able to, try checking out some real LARPing action in your area, ya might just get interested in to doing it. (more…)
Speaking of King Argatron, MuseumReplicas has released a line of realistic looking and beautifully designed LARP weapons and armor. They have also just introduced a brand new “”Age of Conan”” line, with an even more vast array of weaponry to slay Gleepglop and the Floopdeedoo’s (Role Models Quote). Check out the site to order and assemble something more badass then styrofoam and duct tape….
For those who are not into World of Warcraft, Frostmourne is the sword held by the evil being called the Lich King, leader of one of the undead factions in the MMORPG. Anyways, Ateliers Nemesis a company that specializes in custom foam weapons for LARP (Live Action Role Playing Games) have crafted the legendary sword and put it up on Ebay. This two-hand sword is 51″ long, has a cast rubber guard and pommel. The blade is a hand carves foam covered with latex. The grip is made out of hard wood covered in leather. Hand-painted, the blade contains phosporescent paint that glows in the dark for up to 9 hours. The current bid is a whopping $535.00 (USD). Begs the question, where do nerds get the money for such wonderful toys?
source via gamesniped