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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.

source: BleedingCool

Super hero movies might be on they’re way out, but I feel if the genre is hoping to be reinvigorated they need more films like Griff the Invisible. Griff (Ryan Kwanton) is your average guy doing what he can to protect the innocent at night and trying his best to not explode at his mundane, office day job. All of this works quite well until he meets Melody. There’s always a girl, isn’t there? This quick summation might sound stale but give the trailer a watch, it’s surprisingly fresh and fun. Griff the Invisible looks to be a blend of the dark alley beat downs in Kick-Ass paired with the tender love story of Scott Pilgrim, will it succeed?

One things for sure, it’s a nice change of pace to see Kwanton as the awkward Griff after his turn as sex-panther Jason Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood (a little nod for those of you current with the series). Watch the trailer below and let us know if you’ll check out Griff the Invisible when it releases in select theatres, August 19th.

Synopsis:

Griff – office worker by day, superhero by night – has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

By day Griff (Ryan Kwanten) is an everyday office worker, in an everyday town. He lives a secluded life, bullied by co-workers (Toby Schmitz) – his protective brother his only friend. By night Griff assumes his other identity, roaming the dark streets protecting the innocent and the vulnerable from the dangers that lurk in the shadows – he is the hero, GRIFF THE INVISIBLE.

Increasingly concerned by Griff’s eccentric behaviour, his brother (Patrick Brammall) attempts to draw him back into the ‘real world’. In doing so he introduces Griff to Melody (Maeve Dermody) an equally eccentric and charming girl.

Fascinated by Griff’s idiosyncrasies, which are equal only to her own, Melody begins to fall for Griff. As Griff is forced to face up to realities of a mundane world, it is up to Melody to rescue GRIFF THE INVISIBLE for the sake of herself, Griff and their love for each other.

Also, click the jump for a gallery of images from the film, including some great shots of Kwanton in costume.

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