Uproxx motivational speaker Peter Dinklage is packin’ an ounce of killer shrooms and there be monsters in need of pummeling. I’m referring, of course, to
our plans for next weekend the first trailer for Knights of Badassdom directed by Joe Lynch. It stars Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Margarita Levieva, Jimmi Simpson, Danny Pudi, and a bunch of other people who look vaguely familiar.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Confession time: I’ve LARP’d before. I LARP’d so hard you guys. Maybe I’d have continued LARPing if the other people there looked anything like Ryan Kwanten and Summer Glau instead of looking/smelling like Jabba the Hut in a sweat-discolored trenchcoat. Is it considered bad form to spray Febreze at people while casting, “Magic Missile”? Because they seemed angry about that.
Anyway, here’s the trailer: