Star Danny McBride has always talked about Your Highness (which opens April 8)as his version of Krull or Yor, or any of the other weird fantasy films to emerge in the early 1980′s. It should then be no surprise that he’s written a tie-in comic book that functions as a prequel, which Dark Horse Publishing has released and offers an on-line preview.

McBride co-wrote the comic with Jeff Fradley, who also worked with McBride on The Foot Fist Way.  The film of Your Highness is directed by David Gordon Green, and stars McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel. Your Highness starts screening this week, which means that word is going to be out there soon, but all the early buzz has been that it’s a weird but hilarious take on the Sword-and Sorcery genre.

Universal deserves a lot of credit for taking a risk on a film like this, but McBride – through “Eastbound and Down”- and Green (who directed The Pineapple Express) have a great comic track record. The question is if audiences will be excited to see something like this. If the film delivers, the context will be meaningless, and everything so far suggests the film is funny.

(h/t to Movieline for the original link)

Have you seen Krull? (Glaive or not, it’s kind of terrible.)