A NSFW red-band trailer for the animated feature Nerdland has arrived online ahead of the film’s world premiere screening on April 14th at the Tribeca Film Festival. Scripted by Se7en scribe Andrew Kevin Walker and directed by Metalocalypse alum Chris Prynoski, the film finds Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd voicing a pair of best friends in Los Angeles looking for their big break as a writing/acting duo. The two set out to finally achieve fame before they hit their 30th birthdays, but run into a variety of unsavory situations along the way.
Walker broke out in a big way with his spectacular script for Se7en, which kicked off a relationship with filmmaker David Fincher that saw him performing uncredited rewrites on films like The Game, Fight Club, and Paul W.S. Anderson’s sci-fi horror pic Event Horizon, and he also wrote the never-produced Batman vs. Superman for director Wolgang Peterson. With Nerdland, however, he’s tackling subject matter of a very different sort, albeit with some of his darker sensibilities still at play.
The film looks pretty funny and could spark to audiences who enjoy the animated programming found on Adult Swim, and Prynoski’s experience with similar material makes him a solid fit.
Check out the trailer below, via Variety. Nerdland also features the voices of Hannibal Buress, Mike Judge, and Molly Shannon.
Here’s the official synopsis for Nerdland:
NERDLAND is the story of two best friends, aspiring screenwriter ELLIOT and aspiring actor JOHN, whose dreams of super-stardom have fizzled. With their 30th birthdays looming and their desperation growing, John and Elliot decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of over-shared navel-gazing, there are more ways to become famous — or infamous — then ever before. So why not become famous TODAY? NERDLAND is that day.
Making up for what they lack in brains and talent with abundant, witless enthusiasm, John and Elliot troll Los Angeles on a fame-grab journey, encountering and abusing friends both new and old. Navigating their hyper-stimulating landscape of consumerism gone wild, our two consumers want desperately to be consumed — and they will have their FAME, no matter what the cost.