Get thee over to IGN, peasants… the long-awaited first trailer for Your Highness has finally arrived online, and it looks pretty amazing. The movie has been described as both a stoner comedy and a throwback to ’80s fantasy, it was easily one of my most anticipated movies of 2010… you know, back when it was still supposed to come out in 2010. It stars Danny McBride as a lazy prince who must help his brother (James Franco) embark on an epic quest to save their father’s kingdom. It is directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) and written by McBride and long-time collaborator Ben Best (The Foot Fist Way).
The movie will be rated R, and in order to capture the true spirit of the film, they decided to lead off with a red band trailer. Unfortunately, the trailer does run surprisingly long (three and a half minutes), so if you’re sensitive to spoilers you may just want to skim it. I will say that the first half of the trailer felt a little off to me… the music and the editing made it almost feel like another Epic Movie. However, by the time the action really kicks in, I was completely sold (not that the cast and director alone wouldn’t have sold me on it anyway). The movie also co-stars Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and Justin Theroux… are you looking forward to Your Highness? It hits theatres on April 8th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.