"Eastbound and Down" actor Danny McBride is putting his unique spin on sword-and-sorcery movies with the upcoming "Your Highness," but the fantasy tale won't be confined to the big screen — it's getting a comic book prequel from Dark Horse Comics, too.
Announced today at New York Comic Con and set to hit shelves March 2011, the "Your Highness" comic will feature a story written by Jeff Fradley and McBride himself, with interior art by Sean Phillips and Gabriel Guzman. Dark Horse Comics has provided Splash Page readers with the exclusive first look at Phillips' cover for the comic, featuring McBride as the lazy Prince Thadeous, James Franco as his brother, Prince Fabious, and Zooey Deschanel as Belladonna.
Keep an eye on Splash Page in the near future for a chat with McBride about the book, but in the meantime, you can feast your eyes on the cover and full plot synopsis from Dark Horse.
Official "Your Highness" plot synopsis:
Danny McBride enters the world of comics with Your Highness!
Title: Your Highness
Writers: Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley
Pencilers: Sean Phillips, Gabriel Guzman
Inkers: Paul Peart, Jordi Tarragona
Cover Artist: Sean Phillips
On sale: March 2011
Details: 48 pages, $7.99
Danny McBride writes the prequel to the upcoming blockbuster from Universal, Your Highness! Prince Fabious is the pride of his kingdom—his exploits are the stuff of legend. To keep the kingdom of Mourne safe from the vicious wizard Leezar’s minions, he will have to slay a rampaging cyclops that has already destroyed a village! In the meantime, Prince Thadeous, Fabious’s brother and royal embarrassment, embarks on a diplomatic mission to the Dwarf Kingdom. All he needs to secure peace with the dwarves is to obtain a simple signature. But when Thadeous decides to partake in the Dwarf Kingdom’s kind herb and show them who the life of the party is, he may be the spark that sets off a war and be its first casualty!
Cover art by Sean Phillips!
Written by Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down)!
Interiors by Sean Phillips (Incognito) and Gabriel Guzman (Kull: The Hate Witch)!
Forty-eight pages of adventure and debauchery!
Keep an eye out for the "Your Highness" comic in March 2011, followed by the live-action movie in theaters April 2011!
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