There’s a wealth of great talent within YouTube. From Ninja Sex Party to some screaming goofball playing video games, there’s something for everyone. There’s also a ton of original content, just begging to be adapted for Hollywood. one such YouTube show getting a shot? Rooster Teeth and their Lazer Team film, which happens to be a bit of a crowdfunding hit.
Having raised over $2.4 million on Indiegogo to fund the project, the film is taking shape as it enters the final stretch of production. Here’s the first teaser trailer for it:
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.
Looks kind of rad. And I can so relate to wearing tight spandex that bunches up around the groin. More details for the film are scheduled to be revealed next month, at SXSW.
Last Updated: February 24, 2015