The Lazer Team teaser trailer has gone online, and hopefully it will please the fans who backed the movie. According to a press release, the picture currently holds the record as the most funded film on Indiegogo as it raised over $2.4 million from an initial goal of $650,000. Lazer Team is also the first film from Rooster Teeth, the company behind Red vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter, The RT Podcast, and RWBY. Lazer Team isn’t the first feature to grow out of a YouTube channel, but it’s still a big accomplishment.
The movie centers on the U.S. trying to prepare against an alien invasion, but the suit they created to combat evil aliens ended up in the hands of four idiots. As you can see from the trailer, there’s the potential for some good comedy, and hopefully the people who funded the film will feel like they got their money’s worth.
Check out the Lazer Team teaser trailer below. The full trailer will debut on March 16th at SXSW.
Here’s the official synopsis for Lazer Team:
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.