If it feels like it’s been forever since we last heard anything about Knights of Badassdom (Greatest. Title. Ever!), that’s because it actually has. Why that is, only Xenu knows, as you’d expect a film with a cast as great as this (Peter Dinklage, Danny Pudi, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn) would be all up in your face with their faces. But after a months-long promotional hiatus, we finally have the first official full length trailer to remind us that yes, the LARP-centric comedy is indeed still coming out.
In this humorous fantasy adventure from IndieVest Pictures, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) is a heavy metal rocker who’s just gone through a painful breakup with his girlfriend, Beth (Margarita Levieva). His concerned roommates (Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage) kidnap him to their LARP (Live Action Role Playing) gathering, where he enters a realm of fantasy escapism in which pretend knights, elves, and barbarians clash with foam weaponry on a mock battlefield. When Joe’s “sorcerer” roommate (Zahn) inadvertently summons a deadly succubus that takes Beth’s seductive form, bloody reality crashes down upon their fantasy world. Once LARPers start to turn up dead, the make-believe wizards and warriors must become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be in order to conquer the evil that has been unleashed.
Yes, yes, that does indeed seem pretty silly. And Steve Zahn is even in it. But by Odin’s pubes, the impish awesomeness of Peter Dinklage, the geeky brilliance of Danny Pudi and the very lovely Summer Glau-ness of Summer Glau is a triple threat combination that I simply cannot say no to.
Despite having quite the showing at last year’s Comic Con, there is still no release date set for the movie, but we know it’s coming out sometime this year.