Not Awesome: Knights of Badassdom being Held Hostage?

Knights of Badassdom

Knights of Badassdom has had a hell of a go. I first heard about it a couple years back and then nothing. Then a trailer dropped, and then nothing again. Now it seems that one of the production companies CEO has hijacked the project, and that as a result it might not even make it to theatres the way that the director/writer/etc intended. WTF.

The site created by one of the original investors in protest appears to be down but yu can get all the pertinent details from Badass Digest:

Two years ago the trailer for Knights of Badassdom, a LARPing comedy directed by Wrong Turn 2 helmer Joe Lynch, killed at Comic Con. The premise is delightful: a group of nerdy LARPers (including Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, Community’s Danny Pudi and Serenity’s Summer Glau) come upon a real Lovecraftian horror that threatens the world, and they must defeat it. The trailer was simply great.

And then… nothing.

Knights of Badassdom just sort of sat around for years. The story behind its delay is ugly and kind of stupid – the production company behind the film, IndieVest, seems to have been run into the ground through terrible and possibly fraudulent business practices, and the owner of that company has stolen the film from Lynch and made his own 70 minute cut.

Disconcerting to say the least. I’m really hoping this all gets resolved because this movie looks kind of amazing. Check the red band trailer here:

Episode Twenty Eight: Looper Trailer, Virtua Fighter 5, Ted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The 16th President as a vampire hunter? Joseph Gordon-Levitt at Bruce Willis? Old games made new again? It’s must be Awesome Friday!

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