What happens when the Internet gives the Rooster Teeth team $2.4 million to make a feature film? You get Lazer Team, a goofy-looking film about four friends who each get a piece of an alien suit and will have to work together to fend off an invasion.
This first trailer gives us a basic outline of the plot, and so far, a lot of the humor depends on these four being idiots. But this being a Rooster Teeth production, we're looking forward to seeing how they'll further integrate the alien technology and other science fiction elements into their comedy. Lazer Team was written by Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, Josh Flanagan, and Matt Hullum and is being directed by Hullum.
Here's the synopsis for the film from the Rooster's mouth:
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.
This film was funded by a successful IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. Let's see what the Internet hath wrought.