Here’s my theory about Your Highness
: I think the filmmakers must have optioned a totally serious fantasy script -- a cheesy and terrible direct-to-video, D&D-inspired screenplay from the ’80s, penned in some nerd’s basement while he listened to Rush. The plan was then for stars Danny McBride and James Franco, along with director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express
), to revamp the story as a comedy Mystery Science Theater
-style, with lots of parody jokes and self-referential humor about how ludicrous the magic and monsters all are, added mostly on the fly through riffs and improvisations made up on the spot.
I have no factual basis fo...