It’s been two and a half years since we first saw the brilliantly insane looking LARPing comedy Knights of Badassdom. The movie has unfortunately had a bit of a rocky road on its way to our eyes, but after distribution rights were acquired by eOne Films this past summer, the movie is finally starting to be seen.
The movie started screening in select theaters on January 21st, and will be available on demand starting on February 11th. In celebration of its release, Geeks of Doom has been given an exclusive map piece from the movie to share with you.
Click on over to the other side now to to see the map piece, and find out more about the movie, including how to get it in your town and where you can take part in an interactive Knights of Badassdom quest. You can also check out a trailer below (which includes a peek at the full map from which the piece below comes) if you’ve not yet seen one.
Exactly two years ago today we shared with you a recap of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con panel for Knights of Badassdom, a new indie comedy starring HBO trio Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), and Steve Zahn (Treme), as well as Firefly actress Summer Glau.
The movie looked like an ultra-geeky good time (see the trailer below if you haven’t yet), promising an R-rated horror-comedy worth being excited about. Then things went to hell. Disagreements between director Joe Lynch and producers led to massive cuts and re-edits, and for a time it was unclear if we’d ever see any cut of the movie.
Now comes new hope that we will still see Knights of Badassdom after all. It’s being reported that Entertainment One has acquired the North America distribution rights.
In case you missed the recently released trailer, Knights of Badassdom looks like it might just possibly become the greatest movie ever made.
It tells the story of two heavily involved LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) enthusiasts (played by Peter Dinklage and Steve Zahn) who bring their recently single friend (Ryan Kwanten) in to experience the joys of the LARP…which he doesn’t seem to be too big on. But when Zahn’s character accidentally summons a succubus and things become ooey–gooey evil, the LARPers must join forces with others like them and use their “skills” to defeat the beast.
Keep reading for more and to see some images from the Knights of Badassdom panel.
A movie that’s been getting a lot of geek buzz (stay tuned for a Comic–Con panel recap), Knights of Badassdom brings together an awesome cast, a humorous plot, as well as some scary stuff to tie it all together nicely.
The movie stars Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent, Game of Thrones), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Red Hill), and Steve Zahn (Treme, Saving Silverman) as three friends, two of which (Zahn and Dinklage) are into LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) and bring their friend (Kwanten) in to try it out.
Unfortunately for Kwanten’s character, not long after he tries out LARPing for himself, his friends have accidentally summoned an actual succubus demon into their world, forcing them to use their fake fighting skills for some real action.