Who are you going to call when aliens challenge Earth to a game of death? Not Lazer Team. Unfortunately, the U.S. Military doesn't have a choice in the Austin-based Rooster Teeth's first feature film, the aptly titled Lazer Team. The soldier trained from birth as Earth's mightiest warrior (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Alan Ritchson) is pushed to the sidelines when an alien-manufactured suit of armor ends up in the hands of four nitwits with no reason to represent Earth. Each member of the so-called Lazer Team possesses a piece of the armor that supposedly could tip the balance in their favor when they are called upon to fight a hostile alien challenger, with Earth as the prize. Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, and Colton Dunn play the members of Lazer Team. Rooster Teeth founder and COO Burnie Burns wrote Lazer Team, which Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum directed. Lazer Team received its world premiere during last year’s Fantastic Fest, There will be special Tugg screenings of Lazer Team on Jan. 27 before it opens Jan. 29 in theaters. It also will be available for viewing on YouTube Red in February. Lights Camera Austin spoke with Alan Ritchson, Gavin Free, Michael Jones, and Burnie Burns (pictured left to right, above) during Fantastic Fest.
Aired: Jan. 14, 2016
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