Knights of Badassdom

KOB_Final_keyart-610x903Release Date: January 21, 2013 (limited theatrical); February 11, 2013 (VOD, digital)
Studio: eOne Film
Director: Joe Lynch
Screenwriter: Matt Wall
Starring: Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten, Douglas Tait, Summer Glau
MPAA RATING: R (for horror violence, language throughout, some drug use and sexuality)

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?

News and Reviews

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Knights of Badassdom Introduces You to Four Character Sheets
The team at ComingSoon.net has revealed four new “character cards” or one-sheets for Knights of Badassdom, which is hitting select screens beginning today. Distributor eOne is rolling the film out first via TUGG screenings before the film lands on DVD February 11th. You can read our review here. After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Steve Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status.
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Review: Will the Real Knights of Badassdom Now Please Stand Up?
Knights of Badassdom’s journey to the screen has been one rife with delays and, ultimately, a creative clash. The film hitting select screens this week is not the director’s vision – let me put that up front. Instead, the film was re-cut by its financiers to, perhaps, reach a broader audience. With that in mind, it’s difficult entering into a screening knowing the director had not signed off on what you’re about to see. All you can do is take it for what it is and assess what’s there. And what’s there is a half-cooked horror-comedy. A vision that hasn’t reached its full potential. The teasing of few chords to an incomplete metal ballad.
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Knights of Badassdom Gets an Official Poster
It may not be the cut of the film we want to see, but Knights of Badassdom is finally getting a release on January 21st from eOne Film. Today, the dudes at IGN debuted the official one-sheet. The film will received a VOD/digital release on February 11th. After being dumped by his sexy girlfriend Beth, Joe (Ryan Kwanten) reluctantly decides to join Eric (Steve Zahn) and his LARPing (Live Action Role Players) friends in the woods rather than stay behind and feel sorry for his newly single status.
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Good News! Knights of Badassdom Release Date Revealed! Now the Bad News…
The good news! Knights of Badassdom has a release strategy! The bad news? You might find it hard to see it on the big screen, which is a bummer. A teaser trailer hit the film’s Facebook page endorsing you all to “Tugg” the film, meaning request your city get it on January 21st. If your city doesn’t get enough requests: Sorry Charlie Tuna, you’ll have to wait for the VOD/digital release on February 11th. The other bad news? It’s not the director’s cut of the film. Knights of Badassdom is the latest feature from Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Holliston). He shot it a bit ago and the film has faced a bit of turmoil beyond Lynch’s control in the the distribution process. Long story short, he lost out and the release we’re getting is not entirely his vision.
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Want to See One of the Practical Creatures from Knights of Badassdom?
Knights of Badassdom is in a bit of a pickle.  As we told you last week, the financiers behind the film are shopping around a cut that is not director Joe Lynch’s vision.  There are plenty of other “bad business” problems plaguing the film, too, none of which have to do with Lynch and his creative team.  That said, there’s no telling when we’ll see this creature feature about LARPers who encounter the forces of darkness.  For now, you’ll just have to get teases of the film, like the two videos you’ll find after the jump. They’re clips from the documentary Men in Suits and they showcase the team at Spectral Motion doing what they do best: Creating practical monsters.  In this case, they’re working on a monster for Knights of Badassdom.  Inside, get a taste of the creation of “Abominog”…
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Joe Lynch’s Knights of Badassdom Screening Tomorrow, Film Taken Hostage?
It has been well over a year since Joe Lynch’s Knights of Badassdom was previewed before San Diego Comic-Con audiences, offering them a first look at the horror-fantasy which draws its inspiration from the world of LARPing and stars Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn and Peter Dinklage.   With a cast like that, you’d think the film would have no problems at all, right?  Well, dark, threatening clouds have been building over Knights, slowing its momentum to getting a release.
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