Thursday, July 28, 2011

YouTube Thursday: Knights of Baddassdom

I know, I know. YouTubes are supposed to be on Fridays now. But I've put this post off long enough. Any longer, and I'd be behind the times.

For those of you not in the know, Comic-Con is one of the biggest geek conventions in US. Every year, people go to San Diego in hopes of finding out the next great fantasy/sci-fi/comic book thing, whether it be graphic art, literature, and especially movies.

If your movie hopes to rely on nerd culture at the box office, then your best bet would be to get a strong buzz at Comic-con. For independent films, it's make or break.

Now, there's a movie I've been tracking for the past half a year in hopes of finding a trailer. I heard the concept of it and wanted desperately to see/hear more. And that movie is Joe Lynch's "Knights of Badassdom," a movie based on LARP. And that movie just made it's debut at Comic-con, in a big way.

Now, I didn't get a chance to go to Comic Con myself, but I have been reading all the reports of who's hot and who's not. And apparently between the release of the trailer and a spectacular panel in Hall H (one Hall to rule them all), KoB is definitely what's hot.

For those of you who aren't in the know, this movie is about a couple of guys who kidnap their mundane friend and bring him to a LARP. Then it's all fun and games until someone accidentally summons a Succubus, and the LARPers have to take care of the situation. And it packs some major star power for an independent film, including Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Summer Glau (Firefly), Steve Zahn (Sahara) and Jimmi Simpson (Loser).

Based on the trailer alone, I think this movie is going to be a great representation of a LARP game, set in a horror movie. Unlike The Wild Hunt, the LARPers don't go crazy and aren't devil worshippers (even though they accidentially summon a succubus). I think this movie has just enough Horror to make it with people uninitiated with LARP while leaving people with the feel good feeling about LARP as we got from Role Models. And depending on how campy the horror is, it could end up supplanting the Evil Dead series as the pump up movie for a lot of LARPers I know.

The movie is currently in post production, slated to come out next Spring. Since it is an independent film, you should do your best to spread the buzz about this film publicly, in hopes of it hitting theaters near you.

Verily, you should like the YouTube video and join the Facebook group.

I know I can't wait. I would be more than happy to write a review if I could get my hands on an early copy of this movie.


1 comment:

  1. Fun! That's Community's Danny Pudi at 1:04 too