Coming out of the 2011 Comic-con over the weekend is the trailer for Knights of Badassdom. The horror comedy film is slated to hit theaters in Spring 2012. Here’s a synopsis:
In this comedic fantasy adventure, 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 join forces with other adventurers (Summer Glau, Danny Pudi) to become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be and conquer the unleashed evil.
In the land of LARPing, Danny Pudi plays Lando, who is a thief and a scoundrel, and loosely based on the Star Wars character Lando Calrissian. A few years ago, fellow Community star Ken Jeong was in Role Models as King Argotron. Maybe, there will be more LARPing in future Community episodes.
Knights of Badassdom trailer with Danny Pudi (look for him in starting at the 1:04 mark)