It feels like eons ago that I was only in middle school, and I laughed harder than ever before while watching Red vs Blue. It was a revolutionary series exclusive to the internet, with brutally honest and crass comedy, and it just so happened to be filmed using a video game engine.
The Halo-filmed comedy grew to have a fan base of millions and the guys from Austin, Texas expanded what they could do on a yearly basis. Before long, they were hiring friends from their community forums, making comics, shorts, podcasts, and a beautifully animated action series in RWBY. All the while, Red vs. Blue became the longest running web series ever (going on season 13), with smartly written comedy and a complex sci-fi plot.
This all started with the co founders, Burnie Burns and Matt Hullum, wanting to make movies, and last summer the fans granted their wish. They had a script for a science fiction comedy, Lazer Team in the works for years, and launched an IndieGoGo campaign with a goal of $500,000. By the end of the run, they received $2,000,000 in donations.
It’s been a crazy time for the company since the Lazer Team started filming: from a merging with production company Fullscreen, their first Los Angeles office, and to the dear tragic loss of a friend, and one of the most talented animators to ever exist, Monty Oum.
The success story of Rooster Teeth as a company is a dream for anyone who loves games and comedy, and there frankly may not be another like them. I personally couldn’t be more proud to have been one of the 27,000 backers on the project by the guys that have made me laugh for more than a decade.
So, here is the first official trailer of Lazer Team to be released this later this summer. Get. Pumped.
LAZER TEAM begins decades ago when the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence project received a onetime signal from outer space, which was never decoded. Or so we were told. Unbeknownst to the general public, the secretly translated signal said two things: One, we are not alone, and two, the galaxy is a dangerous place. Working in total secrecy, the US government has been training a single Champion of Earth – a warrior of incredible skill to don a suit of unimaginable power designed by new alien allies in preparation for Earth’s battle for survival against an evil race of aliens. Unfortunately, the suit never made it all the way to its intended destination. Instead of a lone savior, four hapless idiots find the suit and are thrust into the role of heroes as the titular Lazer Team.
Fullscreen Films presents a Rooster Teeth production
Directed by: Matt Hullum
Screenplay by: Matt Hullum, Burnie Burns, Josh Flanagan, Chris Demarais
Cast: Alan Ritchson, Colton Dunn, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Burnie Burns, Alexandria Deberry
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