The premise behind “Lazer Team” begins in the late 1970s when the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence Project receives a signal from outer space. The message appears exactly as theorists expect a communication from an alien civilization would, and its decoded message reads: “The galaxy is a dangerous place.”
Taking place decades later, “Lazer Team” is a sci-fi comedic romp following four unlikely heroes tasked to solve the puzzle and save the world.
The film made history on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, raising a site-record of $2.48 million in funding. A big reason for the outpouring of support was the team behind the project, Rooster Teeth Productions, who became the fourth most-viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.
The trailer, heavy on rockets and explosions, indicates that those behind the film put the money to good use. Check out the trailer below:
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