Knights of Badassdom is much awaited since we saw the trailer unveiled at the latest San Diego Comic Con and the unexpected buzz around the indie movie directed by Joe Lynch and starring Summer Glau, Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Danny Pudi or recent Emmy winner Peter Dinklage.
Recently, a feature film that somehow flew under the radar premiered its first trailer in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con, and now I can’t spend 10 minutes on Facebook without hearing friends rave about it.
The film is Knights of Badassdom, and was made over the course of summer 2010 in Spokane, Washington by director Joe Lynch and a talented dream cast that has everyone drooling.
His involvement, and the strong script, attracted the participation of Summer Glau of Firefly and The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame; Ryan Kwanten, the Australian actor made famous by his co-starring role on True Blood; Steve Zahn, known for both his excellent horror and comedy performances in such projects as Joy Ride and Sahara; Danny Pudi from the hit series Community; Jimmi Simpson from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia among many other comedy series; Margarita Levieva from Adventureland and The Lincoln Lawyer; and Peter Dinklage, a co-star on Game of Thrones, and the recent Emmy winner for Best Supporting Actor for his work on that show.
It is a ridiculously pedigreed cast for a small independent comedy-horror film. The actors were lured by the chance to work with a great script, perform with each other, and hang out in the woods for a few weeks.
Though Knights of Badassdom does not have an official release date yet, it is clear that it is only a matter of time. Judging by the enthusiastic response of LARPers and non-LARPers alike at Comic-Con, including a request to watch the trailer again, it is not too much to hope for a wide theatrical release.
Any studio would be smart to distribute the film, as it has a built in audience, and great crossover appeal. We will just have to hope it is truly as great as its title.
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