Lazer Team is the first feature-length movie from Rooster Teeth, the Austin, Tex.-based production company responsible for the online animated shows Red vs. Blue and RWBY, among many other projects. The sci-fi comedy, about four small-town losers who stumble across a battle suit at an alien crash site and must work together to save humanity, will be available on YouTube Red beginning Jan. 27, the same date the film will debut in theaters.
In 2014, an Indiegogo campaign for the film raised $2.4 million and Lazer Team received its world premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin. The movie stars Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, Colton Dunn, Allie DeBerry, and Alan Ritchson.
“We are thrilled that Lazer Team will be released simultaneously on the big screen in theaters everywhere and digitally with YouTube Red,” says Matt Hullum, the director of Lazer Team and Rooster Teeth CEO. “We couldn’t have done it without our community, from our generous IndieGoGo backers to the fans that have supported us along the way, and this release plan will allow us to share the film with all of them.”
You can see watch the exclusive new trailer for Lazer Team, above.