Apr 17 2013

Knights of Badassdom, Never Reaching the End

Published by at 10:00 am under Editorials,Movies

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One fateful day at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, a new trailer was born.

The future looked bright for the little trailer, and the big strong movie it was sure to become.

Well, perhaps not big and strong and good at sports. But smart and creative, handsome in its own special way, and sure to be the one in charge of things once it made it through high school.

For a time, it seemed nothing could stop Knights of Badassdom from reaching its full potential: Eric was about to level up to grand sorcerer, Hung was packing an ounce of killer shrooms, and there be monsters in need of pummeling! Huzzah!

Nerds far and wide came together for a great gathering of geekery and LARP. There was Abed and Tyrion, River Tam and Jason Stackhouse, Liam McPoyle and Paul Kinsey, and…Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, huzzah!). And could the rumors be true, of a chariot bound Walter White?

We’d know soon enough, as it was revealed that the director had finished his cut before the trailer was even shown at SDCC. Surely, it would be quickly distributed for all to enjoy.

But then a darkness swept across the land, and evil took hold of the hearts of men.

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Our brave, heavy metal-laced hero of a film was spirited away from the protection of its fathers, tortured, and belittled. Literally belittled, as it was cut down to a running time of seventy minutes.

Horrific tales came from the West Coast, of story being sacrificed, concept being butchered, contracts being rent to pieces.

An explanation appeared in the wilderness like a mysterious mark on a door, but has since gone silent. Official channels spread only lies. Courageous nomads tweeted out for the film’s salvation, but to what end?

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Swirling about the air, a dead-winter chill. A whispered word of warning:

Fanboys.”

Yet within this pit of despair were signs of movement. A date was made manifest. There was to be a screening on March the 5th in a city of angels, for those who were willing to invest in whatever gnarled mutation the movie had become.

And?

To be continued?

(info from bleedingcool.com)





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7 responses so far

  • Lubz

    This summer we’ll get countless reboots/sequels but this hasn’t even been purchased yet…although the buyers might be scared away by the fact Summer Glau is involved

  • DocDoom

    But “Fanboys’ finally got released and was glorious.

    Fun Fact: I got to attend a screening in SF weeks before release, and got to hang out with Hutch and Linus! Who wants to touch me?

    • http://saraclemens.com Sara Clemens

      True. The warning is referring to the middle part of Fanboys‘ development, the part where the Weinstein Company butchered it.

      A massive online rallying cry saved that film, but who will save Knights of Badassdom, DocDoom?!

  • Justin

    Why is this not a thing I can see now today? Why?

  • DocDoom

    Well we need to get the butter churning on this then, Sara. “Veoronica Mars” made a cool $1 billion or something on Kickstarter, right? Let’s fund this bad boy, ‘Merica!

  • Aether McLoud

    At this point in time they should simply leak the original cut of the movie. It’s such a sad tale, because this looked like a 2 hour long nerdgasm.

  • trashcanman

    Dinklage in full bro-mode? Give it! NAAAAOOOOO! There have been maybe too many of these geekfests lately, hence the studio trepidation. Even Supernatural did a LARP episode (and now I can scratch “see Felicia Day make out with a fairy” off of my bucket list). But damned if I’m not going to keep watching them. I never agree with studio butchery, though. Trust me, assholes, you don’t know what we want to see more than the guy that united that cast for a LARP film. Nobody does.

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