Huzzah! For everyone who has shown godly amounts of tempered patience while waiting for Joe Lynch’s Knights of Badassdom to get a release date, the above announcement video is the first step towards celebrations of a massive scale. Will the joy be as boundless as star Peter Dinklage’s talent, or merely as big as a full-scale LARP experience? One thing’s for sure: you’d better wear some protection when heading out to theaters to catch this one, and I’m not talking about condoms.

It’s been a long and delay-filled road since Lynch wrapped production on the raunchy fantasy adventure back in 2010, as it failed to find a proper distributor until Entertainment One acquired the film in July to rousing cheers of, "It’s about time!" Though the clip, courtesy of the film’s official website, doesn’t introduce much new material, it’s still filled with enough guitar riffs, vengeful sneers and mighty roars to justify the anticipation that this fringe comedy has earned.

We’re introduced to the titular badassery of Dinklage’s Hung, Ryan Kwanten’s Joe, Summer Glau’s Gwen and Steve Zahn’s Eric; they’re part of a team of live action role-players (LARPers) who accidentally find themselves on the opposite end of genuine danger once a faux wizard casts a legitimate spell that unleashes a demon with a hunger for blood and souls. It is going to be amazing to watch these characters change from nerdy fanatics to certifiable heroes as they use their skills for more than just personal pride. Even though it’s the first script from Matt Wall and Kevin Dreyfuss, the subject matter would be ripe for cult fandom even if it didn’t already look so great.

The stellar cast is rounded out by Joshua Malina (Scandal), Danny Pudi (Community), Margarita Levieva (Revenge), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) and Jimmi Simpson, who doesn’t do nearly enough comedy outside of his hilariously uncomfortable role on FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Thy wait is over! Knights of Badassdom hits theaters on January 21, with a VOD release coming just a few weeks later on February 11. After relishing the trailer below, relive the 2011 Comic Con panel that played a good part in developing such a rabid fanbase. Let us know how excited you are for this movie by punching our comment board in the face!



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