Joe Lynch’s horror comedy, Knights of Badassdom, has been in limbo for years, but back in July eOne acquired US distribution rights, and finally today they have announced their release schedule.
Knights of Badassdom will be available in theaters via TUGG starting January 21, 2014 and will be released on VOD February 11, 2014. A new teaser trailer (below) has been released to confirm the news.
However, it won’t be Lynch’s original version, and as we reported a few months ago:
…dodgy behind the scenes dealings has meant that director Joe Lynch no longer owns the film, and Wade Bradley, the owner of production company IndieVest, has made his own 70 minute cut of the film. Lynch was quizzed on the distribution deal on Twitter, responding with “Till I get a call… #NMC” Assuming NMC means Not My Cut, this may not be the version we are all hoping for, but I guess we will have to wait and see.
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM is directed by Joe Lynch from a script by Kevin Dreyfuss and Matt Wall. The film was produced by Indie Vest Pictures’ Mark Burton and Matt Wall, and by Kevin Dreyfuss. Daniel J. Heffner, Ketura Krestin, Rizwan Virk, Rich Cowan and Mike Elizalde executive produced.
In KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, live-action role players (LARPERs) mistakenly conjure up a demon from Hell and must deal with the consequences.
Previous cast credits include: Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones,” X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; Ryan Kwanten – “True Blood”; Steve Zahn – DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, A PERFECT GETAWAY; and Summer Glau – “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
The deal for the film was negotiated on behalf of IndieVest Pictures by Wade Bradley and for eOne by Sejin Croninger, Vice President, Worldwide Acquisitions.
In this humorous fantasy adventure from IndieVest Pictures, 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 become the real life heroes they have been pretending to be in order to conquer the evil that has been unleashed.