The Establishing Shot: Your Highness Danny McBride & Rasmus Hardiker Introduction & QA


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to catch an early preview of Your Highness introduced by Danny McBride. After the screening Danny McBride & Rasmus Hardiker did a QA session hosted by T4’s Rick Edwards.


Your Highness
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.

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.
Danny McBride wrote, produced & stars as jealous slacker brother Thadeus in Your Highness and Rasmus Hardiker plays his hard pressed Black Adder'esk upon man servant Courtney.

In all honesty the film wasn’t really my bag. I love the swords & sandals genre and although I laughed a lot I struggled with the film veering from slapstick to serious action film. Hopefully it will be a slow burn and it’s appreciation will grow when it hits the DVD home market. Anyway here is a compilation clip of the QA session, which is worth watch for insight into film-making.

The clip is as follows:

1. 00:15 - Danny McBride Introduces Your Highness
Your Highness is our homage to those crazy fantasy movies of the 80s. Things like; Krull, Conan The Barbarian, The Beastmaster, classics.

To me the only thing I thought that was missing from those films was tons of marijuana, cuss words and naked women. So we have tried to fill that gap here.

If you are offended easily I apologise now. Get ready for a filthy time. Thanks for coming out here tonight I appreciate it.

2. 00:43 - Is there such a think as too many dick Jokes?
3. 00:53 - Do you enjoy watching the film with other people Danny?
4. 1:13 - When putting the film together, did you have any limits? Because the phrase “we jerked the wizard off” is not something you hear very often. Did you have any things that you thought – that’s too far.
5. 1:50 - How long did it take to get Your Highness made? It sounds like you talk about the idea brewing for a long time.
6. 2:40 - Was there a lot of improve on the set?
7. 4:40 – What was filming in Belfast like?
8. 5:15 – What happened to the Minotaur penis?
9. 5:56 – What is your next project? Amongst other bits. Danny mentions 30 Minutes or less.

30 Minutes or less trailer

10. 6:28 – Was there a lot of competition on the set to out do each other?
11. 7:25 - Talking about warped minds, whose idea was the 5 headed hydra hand monster?
12. 8:30 – What was the thinking behind the girls in the forest?
13. 8:55 – Any advice to stretching or highlighting things to make the most of film budgets?



Your Highness
Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Danny McBride, Natalie Portman , Rasmus Hardiker, Justin Theroux, Zooey Deschanel, Charles Dance, Damian Lewis and James Franco

Your Highness is on UK big screens from Fri 15 April, 2010
Your Highness Danny McBride & Rasmus Hardiker Introduction & QA

0 comments

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

The Establishing Shot HOT LIST


I really enjoyed Johannes Roberts' gripping & taut shark attack thrill ride 47 Metres Down - FILM REVIEW

Christopher Nolan & Emma Thomas introduce their modern classic DUNKIRK and answer some questions about DUNKIRK - EVENT REPORT

The Game of Thrones: Touring Exhibition is coming to London - UPCOMING EXHIBITION

I visit the BT Tower for the riveting Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 pre-premiere launch - EVENT REPORT



In Cinemas this week

Features



The 2017 EE BAFTA Nominations announced

Matthew McConaughey introduces GOLD and tells us a little bit about the film

xXx: Return of Xander Cage European Premiere EVENT REPORT
Richard Kelly talks the Making of Donnie Darko
Alex Zane Presents the FDA Autumn/Winter Film Preview & chats with Tom Conti
The Light Between The Oceans Press Conference
De Palma Review
Prop Store Auction Preview Exhibition
Idris Elba suprises us at Star Trek Beyond
The Nice Guys Surprise Us
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
10 Criminally underrated British Crime Films you probably haven't seen yet
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Batmobile
In discussion the making of Triple 9
Deadpool Film Review
Quentin Tarantino talks The Hateful Eight
Star Wars Visions Exhibition Tokyo
SalonQP 2015 Preview
The Rogues Gallery Creation of a Super Villian Book Launch
Legend Press Conference
SPECTRE all the news
No Escape Review
Ant-Man Euoropean Press Conference
Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibition London
Ant-Man Willard Wigan Micro Exhibition
Unheard James Bond Themes
Peyton Reed & Paul Rudd introduce Marvel's Ant-Man
Knight of Cups Trailer Breakdown

Latest Film & TV News

Latest reviews:

Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
Triple 9 Review
Deadpool Film Review
The Hateful Eight Review
Legend Review
No Escape Review
Mr. Holmes Review
The Grandmaster Review
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes Review
The Drop Film Review
300: Rise of an Empire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

Craig Says...







LEGEND OF THE EAST END Exhibition

Legend of the East End Exhibition

135 Bethnal Green Rd,E2,
28 Aug - 11 Sep 2015
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
the alibi film club

The Alibi Cult Film Club

The Alibi ,Dalston, E8 2PB
Every Mon

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London The Making of Harry Potter

Harry Potter Tour

WB Studios, Leavesden
April 2014+

Bond in Motion Exhibition

Bond in Motion at London Film Museum

Bond in Motion London

London Film Museum
21 March 2014+

TheEstShot Listening To:

Craig's Awesome Mix