KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM
Character: LARPer Gwen the Fearless
Film: Knights of Badassdom (2014)
Director: Joe Lynch
Writers: Kevin Dreyfuss, Matt Wall
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Release date: TUGG screenings starting January 21st, 2014, available on Video On Demand (VOD) and digital on February 11, 2014 and on DVD/Blu-ray on April 1st, 2014
Other cast: Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Margarita Levieva, Danny Pudi
Production credits: IndieVest Pictures, North by Northwest Entertainment
After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth (Margarita Levieva), Joe (Ryan Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Steve Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status. There he meets hot, ass-kicking, intimidating LARPer Gwen (Summer Glau) and finds himself plunged into a surreal adventure wilder than he ever imagined when a make-believe wizard casts an all-too-real spell from an ancient book.
That spell releases an actual demon with a taste for human blood — and souls — that starts systematically decimating the players in this suddenly deadly “game.” Will our guys become the heroes they have been pretending to be before time runs out?
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- The demons are created by Spectral Motion, previously responsible for various Hellboy hellions and several Last Stand X-Men. Watch a Behind the Scenes look at the creature effects in Knights Of Badassdom
- A fan made movie poster featuring Summer Glau's character front and center can be found in the Gallery.
- Knights of Badassdom premiered on September 24, 2013 at the Icon Festival for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Role-playing in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
- Second plot summary: KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus, from the pits of hell.
Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship is put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers, or true “Knights of Badassdom?”
- Summer Glau's awesomeness in full
goryglory. Director Joe Lynch probably made a reference to that particular scene during the Comic Con 2011 interview, watch at 4:23 of the video.