Watch a scene of getting to know the LARPers crossing swords in the long-awaited horror comedy Knights of Badassdom starring Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Ryan Kwanten, Danny Pudi and Steve Zahn. Meet Lando, the cleric (played by Community's Danny Pudi), Sir Gunther, the mighty, and Guinevere the fearless (and her +3 ass of perfection), aka Gwen (played by Summer Glau).
This clip is basically an extended scene of the introduction scene from the Knights of Badassdom featurette with Summer Glau released recently.
Knights of Badassdom will be available for Digital Download and On Demand on February 11th and on DVD/Blu-ray on April 1st, 2014.
Nathan Fillion is going to attend Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, at America’s Center. The Firefly and Castle's star will meet Wizard World fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive Q&A at St. Louis Comic Con. But the good news is that Fillion will join his Firefly co-stars Summer Glau and Alan Tudyk.
No word yet on wether there will be a double or triple package deal/photo op with Summer, Alan and Nathan but since the Wizard World events regularly offer that kind of package, I'm sure they're working very hard on setting up one.
Fans will also be able to purchase Nathan Fillion's VIP tickets, for the full experience including photos, autographs and reserved seating at the Q & A panel (Fillion's panel is sure to be an extremely popular event). Photo Ops and autographs with Nathan cost $99.99 (ouch).
For more information check out Wizard World St. Louis official website.
As usual, don't forget to tell us if you plan to go to St. Louis Comic Con. If yes don't forget to take lots of pictures and we wish you an amazing time in Missoury.
More informations on Summer Glau's appearance at the convention, as well as photos and reports from con-goers will be posted in the dedicated forum thread (check it regularly).
We learned recently that Knights of Badassdom will be released on Blu-ray / DVD on April 1st, 2014 in the US. We now have a first look at the new cover art on Amazon.com (we don't know if it will be the final cover art to be used for the DVD/Blu-ray).
This new cover art is quite different from the official poster released recently. The four main characters previously on top, namely Summer Glau, Ryan Kwnaten, Peter Dinklage and Steve Zahn, are now of equal size and shown in full-length. Another significant change is that another image of Summer Glau's character Gwen has been used; the first poster had basically hero shots of Kwanten, Zahn and Dinklage, while Summer was represented holding in her arm a...firstarter (hey, it's a comedy after all). The new image of Summer shows her brandishing a sword, which is much better if you ask me. And the cover art features now prominently Jimmi Simpson and Danny Pudi, which adds even more geek cred - if possible - to the image.
See for yourself and compare the two poster arts (Blu-ray and DVD cover art on the left and official poster on the right):
So, what do you think about this updated artwork? Are you happy with the changes, or are you still hoping for another revision?
Following the Knights of Badassdom featurette with Summer Glau released recently, now it's up to Steve Zahn to talk horror, comedy and LARP in a video interview released on Hollywood.com.
Steve Zahn talks about the inspirations that Knights of Badassdom culls from, the joy that comes with dressing like a wizard, and how the use of practical effects gives the film an ooey gooey, old school horror feel.
While the video focuses on Zahn's character Eric, the clip features never-seen-before footage in which you can catch a glimpse of Summer Glau's character Gwen several times (at 0:48 and 0:50 of the video).
The horror comedy starring Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau and Danny Pudi hits VOD and Digital on February 11th and will be available on DVD/Blu-ray on on April 1, 2014.
Following the exclusive clips showed at Portland Comic Con last week, Knights of Badassdom have partnered with Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con to give away a Knights of Badassdom prize pack that kicks major ass: ten lucky winners will receive a pair of 3 day passes to New Orleans Comic Con, a Knights of Badassdom movie poster, a Summer Glau lithograph, and a CD soundtrack for Knights of Badassdom!
To enter the contest, all you have to do is:
Contest will run from Tuesday Jan 28th. - Mon. Feb. 3rd at 12p CST.
Read the contest details and enter the contest at: Knights of Badassdom Wizard World NOLA Prize Package Giveaway
Good luck everyone!
Though she had planned to attend Supanova Adelaide and Brisbane last year, Summer Glau had to deal with an urgent, last-minute commitment. Prior to the cancellation, Summer gave a phone interview to Lachlan Aird for Adelaide-based weekly Australian street magazine Rip It Up.
In the interview, Summer speaks about the love of fans for Firefly, her transition from "Summer the Ballerina" to a Los Angeles-based actress, the impact Joss Whedon made on my life and her appreciation of Lena Headey, both off and on screen.
Here's the page from the digital edition of Rip It Up magazine, published on November 13, 2013.
Knights of Badassdom got off to a modest start at the box office in its opening day. Exhibitor Relations Co., a source for movie-industry related data and box-office numbers, has tweeted the horror comedy's opening numbers (see below).
"Bad Ass" might have been overselling it a bit--fanboy fave KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM rolled out w/ just $17,449 at 13 sites--$1,342 per.
From my understanding, these box office numbers are not from the Tugg screenings, since the ticketing is managed by Tugg and not the theaters. They are more likely to come from the limited, non Tugg-related, theater release of Knights of Badassdom that started on January 24, 2014. The number of sites - 13 - mentioned in the Tweet matches the number of theaters playing the movie on the opening day, btw. It should also be recalled that in most cases Knights of Badassdom was not screened all day but at specific hours of the day.
The team behind Knights of Badassdom has released a few days ago a picture (on the left) that adds up the number of fans who reserved a ticket for a Tugg screening, starting on January 21, 2014. Here too, the numbers are modest since a Tugg screening is scheduled at a specific day at a specific time.
As I wrote in the the Review of Knights of Badassdom Launch Campaign, the producers don't want to spend money on the marketing/advertising and are simply trying to recoup some of the money which has been spent financing the movie. Most of the buzz generated after the Knights of Badassdom panel at Comic Con 2011 fell flat and the film has been released with little fanfare. If, and that's a big if, the main actors are not promoting the movie because it's not the movie they signed up for and they have chosen to stand by Joe Lynch and not get involved in the PR, as online bloggers from specialized in horror websites told me, it could not have been very different.
These financial concerns should not stop fans from seeing the movie whenever they got the chance to see it in theater, On Demand or on DVD/Blu-ray. The horror comedy starring Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage, Danny Pudi and Summer Glau has a +76% audience rating over at Rotten Tomatoes and an IMDb rating of 8.8/10 from 1,678 users. The feedback from lucky fans who have seen the movie is really great. It seems they thoroughly enjoyed the movie and laughed throughout.they enjoyed they saw on the big screen; read fan's reaction we have collected at Knights of Badassdom Screening Impressions.
And if you plan to see the movie, don't forget to take a look at the Knights of Badassdom featurette with Summer Glau released recently.
To accompagny the theater release of Knights of Badassdom, Spokane-based weekly newspaper Inlander published in its edition of January 23, 2014 a two-page article on the Joe Lynch-directed movie..
For the record, the horror comedy starring Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau was filmed primarily in and around Spokane, Washington.
Find below the article from the digital edition of the magazine (click on the image for larger size and click on the double arrow on top of the pop up window to get full size):