The Wildcats are back, and you could be the next Zac Efron or Vanessa Hudgens. Disney Channel announced that they are indeed making High School Musical 4. Casting calls were also announced today.
It has been 10 years since Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and the rest of the High School Musical cast sang and danced together, though the cast had their 10-year reunion earlier this year.
Despite the decade, Disney Channel announced that they will make High School Musical 4 happen. In fact, casting calls were announced today to find the next leads of the franchise. On top of that, the announcement also revealed that East High will rival against the West High Knights in the upcoming installment, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Disney Channels Worldwide president, Gary Marsh, released a statement that verified the casting call. “High School Musical is part of Disney Channel’s DNA. It embodies all that we stand for. As a way of continuing to embrace the heritage, we’re excited to announce ‘the start of something new’ – as we launch a search for a new class of East High Wildcats to star in the fourth installment of High School Musical franchise,” reports US Weekly.
In fact, the production crew has already been set up for the movie. Jeffrey Hornaday from Disney’s Teen Beach franchise will be the one to direct. Dan Berendsen and Peter Baroscchini, who both wrote all three High School Musical installments, will reprise their role as writers.
High School Musical was a phenomenon when it released last 2006. The show was able to garner 7.7 million viewers, and the movie’s soundtrack was able to earn a triple platinum. Following that, High School Musical 2 was recognized as the most-watched program in cable last 2007, while the last installment, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, was able to garner $250 million worldwide. Do you think the fourth installment will be able to continue the track record?
At present, there has been no confirmation that original cast members Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and the rest would appear in High School Musical 4.