I’ll go out on a limb and say that there’s really not a whole lot about Joe Lynch’s horror/comedy “Knights of Badassdom” that will, you know, scare you. Though from the looks of this trailer, there might be a couple of things that might make you chuckle once or twice. Certainly, the idea of lampooning LARPers is ripe for comedy … if only “Role Models” hadn’t already done it. Then again, “Role Models” didn’t have Summer Glau in a short skirt running around with a sword, so you know, Joe Lynch has that in his pocket.
After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (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 (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?
Oh, that old “releasing the killer succubus who wants to eat our soul” plot again?
Anyways, the film stars Summer Glau , Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, and Danny Pudi. The film is currently doing the Comic Con rounds, but no word on a release date yet.