Wednesday, January 16, 2008

High School Musical 3 is a Go!!

Yes, it was confirmed yesterday by Disney that High School Musical 3: Senior Year is now officially going to happen! Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman will be reunited again on the big screen for a feature release.

The production schedule is tentatively set to start this spring under the direction again by Kenny Ortega and screenplay writer, Peter Barsocchini, who wrote the scripts for the Disney Channel Original Movies, High School Musical and High School Musical 2. The current release date is set for October 24th, 2008!

Oren Aviv, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production said, "We’re thrilled to have all of the talented cast members who helped to make ‘High School Musical’ such an incredible phenomenon joining us for this big screen motion picture event. They’ve developed a tremendous following with fans all over the world and ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’ takes these popular characters in some intriguing and entertaining new directions. Clearly, the music, spirit and personalities in these films have touched audiences in a very special way, and this latest musical adventure delivers lots of great new entertainment on an even grander scale. Kenny Ortega brings his enormous talents to this project and Peter Barsocchini has come up with a wonderfully inventive script that delivers plenty of delights and surprises."

With senior year and graduation being the main theme you can only guess that the future is uncertain for the East High Wildcats; will they split up for college? Is there one more musical left for them?

Ashley Tisdale, who stars as the diva Sharpay said she was "excited" at the news. "But it's going to be sad. It seems like it will be graduation and I'll be crying while we're filming," she explained.

"The success of this franchise has been nothing short of amazing. We’re thrilled with the connection fans have to the characters, and we’re very excited to see the High School Musical story continue on the big screen." noted Rich Ross, president, Disney Channels Worldwide.


High School Musical 3