Last year, the Austin, Texas-based company Rooster Teeth raised a staggering $2.48 million via Indiegogo to fund a comedy called Lazer Team. What does that prove? That people really like Rooster Teeth—which, among other things, is responsible for the longrunning machinima web-series Red vs. Blue—and/or they really want to see a comedy called Lazer Team.
Lazer Team is directed by Rooster Team co-founder Matt Hullum and stars Alan Ritchson, Colton Dunn, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Burnie Burns, and Alexandria Deberry. According to the official synopsis, the film “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.” The film was written by Hullum, Burns, Josh Flanagan, and Chris Demarais.
Rooster Teeth unveiled the teaser trailer for Lazer Team at its Let’s Play Live event in Austin Friday night. You can exclusively see that teaser below.
Lazer Team is a Fullscreen Films release which is set to premiere in the late summer of this year.