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.
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.