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Rooster Teeth’s ‘Lazer Team’ Movie Raises $2.48 Million in Crowdfunding

A crowdfunding campaign for Rooster Teeth’s “Lazer Team” sci-fi comedy movie has raised a record $2.48 million from 37,497 funders in a month on the Indiegogo site.

Indiegogo and Rooster Teeth said the campaign has surpassed the Indiegogo campaign for TV movie “Gosnell.”

The companies said the initial funding goal of $650,000 for “Lazer Team” was met within 10 hours of the launch of the campaign and reached $1 million dollars within the first three days of the campaign.

“In a world filled with sequels and reboots, Lazer Team is a brand new IP being made possible by the people who want to see it,” Rooster Teeth co-founder and creative director Burnie Burns. “That is what crowdfunding is all about.”

“Lazer Team” takes place in the late 1970s when the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence project received a onetime signal from outer space saying that we are not alone and the galaxy is a dangerous place. Working in secrecy since then, the U.S. government has been training a warrior of incredible skill to don a suit designed by the new alien allies.

Rooster Teeth made the announcement on Sunday — the final day of RTX, its Rooster Teeth’s annual gaming and Internet convention held at the Austin Convention Center with over 30,000 attendees.

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Filming on “Lazer Team” is scheduled to begin in Austin and New Mexico in August with plans for a spring 2015 release date.

Rooster Teeth produces the web series “Red vs. Blue” and “RWBY.”

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