For those who are planning on heading to San Diego Comic-Con in a few weeks that were disparaged by the fact that most major film studios are not planning anything major, there are smaller projects popping up that will likely be the winners of the show this year.
One of those is the new indie comedies titled Knights of Badassdom, starring True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Danny Pudi, and Game of Throne’s Peter Dinklage. A little bit of Your Highness and a little bit of Role Models, the film looks to take a pretty funny look at the very real world of LARP’ing. Here’s the premise.
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.
There is plenty of info still on their official Facebook page and we plan on getting the full scoop from the team when we head to SDCC in a few weeks, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!