Get ready to laugh out loud with the red band trailer for Your Highness. The films star Danny McBride and James Franco as their characters team up in this medieval comedy as two prince brothers who try to save their land and protect the heir’s fiancee from an evil sorcerer. Also starring Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux, and Natalie Portman. Synopsis includes:
“Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-for-nothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world—Your Highness. As two princes on a daring mission to save their land, they must rescue the heir apparent’s fiancée before their kingdom is destroyed.
Thadeous (McBride) has spent his life watching his perfect older brother Fabious (Franco) embark upon valiant journeys and win the hearts of his people. Tired of being passed over for adventure, adoration and the throne, he’s settled for a life of wizard’s weed, hard booze and easy maidens. But when Fabious’ bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), gets kidnapped by the evil wizard Leezar (Justin Theroux), the king gives his deadbeat son an ultimatum: Man up and help rescue her or get cut off.
Half-assedly embarking upon his first quest, Thadeous joins Fabious to trek across the perilous outlands and free the princess. Joined by Isabel (Natalie Portman)—an elusive warrior with a dangerous agenda of her own—the brothers must vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights before they can reach Belladonna. If Thadeous can find his inner hero, he can help his brother prevent the destruction of his land. Stay a slacker, and not only does he die a coward, he gets front row seats to the dawn of an all-new Dark Ages.”
Profanity, sexual gags, and modern day humor set in a fantasy world sets itself up for a great comedy. Add actors like Franco and Portman, and you might get a great film. The only weary thing about the trailer is that it sets itself up too long. Have we seen too much? Are all the jokes spoiled? See for yourself by watching the trailer below. Expect Your Highness to be out in theaters April 2011.