Above is the first trailer for the coven comedy, “King Knight.” This has been released just days before its premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival this weekend. It will be a virtual screening. This first footage may be brief, but the film looks promising nonetheless.
Ricky Bates Jr. wrote and directed the film. You may recognize him from helming “Tone-Deaf” or “Trash Fire.” His latest appears to be a quirky comedy following a group of witches and their bizarre misadventures. The official synopsis reads, “The High Priest of a modern-day coven finds his life thrown into turmoil and ventures out on a journey of self-discovery.”
The film has a fairly stacked cast of stars and lesser-known comedians that have proved their hilarity in smaller roles. Matthew Gray Grubler leads alongside Angela Sarafyan. Andy Milonakis, Josh Fadem, Nelson Franklin, Kate Comer, Johnny Pemberton, Ray Wise, Aubrey Plaza, and many more round out the cast.
In the trailer it becomes clear that things will get trippy very quickly for the coven. It almost feels like “Midsommar” meets “The Hangover,” which is honestly one of the most intriguing elevator pitches I can think of.
The official release date for “King Knight” is still unclear, but will likely come before the year’s end.