Disco didn't die, it was murdered.
How's that for a catchy tagline?
It comes to us courtesy of Roller Town, a Canadian comedy set in the vein of Austin Powers and Saturday Night Fever. We head back to the era of knee socks, bright colours and boogie to follow, Leo, a man born to do three things: disco, dance and rollerskate. Leo's simple existence is threatened when a gang of mobsters decide to turn the town’s roller rink into a video arcade. So what else can Leo do but harness the power of skating, friendship and The Boogie to thwart the bad guys’ plans, win the girl, and preserve the ways of the skate? Seems simple enough, right? I guess we'll see.
The big-screen disco feature marks the first big screen effort from Canuck comedy troupe Picnicface and was shot in and around Halifax last fall. Lead players include newcomers Mark Little, Kayla Lorette and George Basil. Picnicface comic Andrew Bush makes his directorial debut and somehow found the time to co-wrote the script with fellow comedians Little and Scott Vrooman.
The film is set to hit select theatres in the fall...but in the meantime, check out the world premiere of the first trailer below:
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