Canadian TV Classic ‘Corner Gas’ Plans Movie Sequel
The motion picture reboot of the Canadian religion satire Corner Gas is at last occurrence.
Five years in the wake of going off-air, the homegrown sitcom around an assembly of weirdo rubes at a service station in anecdotal Dog River, Saskatchewan, is moving to the multiplex.
“I’m energized. The whole pack is back,” Corner Gas inventor, star and scholar Brent Butt said Tuesday in an announcement.
The 90-moment reboot, Corner Gas: The Movie, recently has financing from Canadian supporter Bell Media and Telefilm Canada, the central government’s film lender.
The film spinoff will turn to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 in excess of 30 days from diehard Corner Gas fans to help make, market and discharge the spin-off.
The faction drama has an enormous fan base to tap: It ran for six seasons, with 107 scenes, and finished as the first class Canadian sitcom – a record-breaking 3.02 million viewers viewing the arrangement finale April 13, 2009.
Crowdfunding online to brace conventional financing is a model that was trailed by an alternate Canadian faction parody, Trailer Park Boys, which moved from TV to turn into a motion picture establishment, before as of late marking an appropriation bargain with Netflix that incorporates two new seasons.
Preparation on the Corner Gas film will begin June 23, 2014, in Rouleau, Saskatchewan, where the first TV arrangement was shot.
The makers are peering toward a Christmas 2014 discharge for the reboot, at first in excess of two weekends on Cineplex Entertainment film screens.
Ringer Media then plans a restrictive Monday to Saturday run on its pay TV arrange, The Movie Network.
“Corner Gas: The Movie pilots another, momentous model for devotees of Canada’s most treasured brand to encounter the film on various stages,” Phil King, president of CTV games and stimulation programming, said Tuesday in his own particular proclamation.
The TMN play will be trailed by a Sunday night make a big appearance on CTV, Bell Media’s primary accepted TV system where Corner Gas initially bowed and broadcast.
After rehashes on Bell Media’s Comedy Network link station, Corner Gas: The Movie will be discharged as a DVD gatherer’s version.
Aside from being a hit sitcom at home, Corner Gas was sold into 26 businesses, including to Superstation WGN stateside.
Alongside Butt, Corner Gas was initially created by Mark Farrell, David Story, the key chief on the sitcom, and Virginia Thompson.
Canadian Prime Ministers Paul Martin and Stephen Harper had star turns on the Corner Gas comic drama, as did 24 star Kiefer Sutherland and vocalist Michael Buble.
The film reboot, to be composed by Butt, Andrew Carr and Andrew Wreggitt, grabs five years after the TV finale when inhabitants of Dog River run across their town has been bungled, abandoning them to pack up and move away.
As the townsfolk make one last rally to spare Dog River as they know it, they uncover an underhanded arrange by a corporate chain that will change life for the town for eternity.
The returning troupe cast for Corner Gas: The Movie incorporates Butt, veteran Canadian on-screen characters Eric Peterson, Janet Wright, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Lorne Cardinal, Tara Spencer-Nairn and Nancy Robertson.
Story will control the motion picture spin-off and also official produce with Butt and Thompson.