For everyone waiting for an R-rated Labyrinth, your time has come. We just saw the first footage of the profanity-laced fantasy epic Your Highness. It was pretty funny. And, if nothing else, it's got Natalie Portman in a golden thong.
James Franco and Danny McBride play a pair of bumbling knights, sent on a quest to rescue the busty and virginal Zooey Deschanel — who's been captured by the evil Justin Theroux. Along the way, they pick up Natalie Portman, who helps them on their journey by bathing under a waterfall in nothing but a golden thong. Carrie Fisher, eat your heart out. Copious cleavage shots and hipster starlets aside, this movie made us laugh. Hard. It reminded us all of a simpler time in comedy — specifically the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Bruce Campbell ruled the land with a chainsaw fist.
Case in point, when Justin Theroux is attempting to woo his captive princess (Deschanel) she asks, "Do you think you could ever love me?" And he responds, "If your vagina is anything like my hand, I don't think there will be a problem."
Couple that with McBride's man-boy assistant named Courtney, quotes like "Magic Motherfucker," James Franco tripping balls after smoking weed with a purple gelfling (causing McBride to hiss at him in a highfalutin tone, "you're making a fool of yourself, handle your shit!") and a giant hydra monster — and you have Your Highness. Here's a collection of stills to give you a taste. We promise to post the trailer as soon as it hits.
Your Highness smites theaters April 8th 2011.