Promotion for the Corner Gas movie, featuring the ensemble cast of the popular Canadian TV sitcom, has started highlighting not only the movie’s opening in December, but also multi-platform promotions on the Internet, and a horror-film style tongue in cheek movie teaser video.
Released on Thursday (October 2) the video features a voice over one would expect for a horror film, and cuts to Brent Butt, the comedian and creator of the television series Corner Gas at a gas pump. The series focused on a gas station in the fictional town of Dog River in the western Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
After six seasons the comedy series finale in April 2009 attracted a record-breaking 3.02 million viewers. According to a press release announcing the movie “It was a new audience high for CORNER GAS and is still the largest audience on record for a Canadian scripted television series.”
The 90-minute movie will bring the cast back together and will have its premiere broadcast on the CTV television network.
Press release – Buckle Up! Corner Gas: The Movie Premieres in Theatres December 3 to 7 – here