Sadly, it seems that Disney has officially dropped this project.
Now, before you throw a huge party, let me qualify that statement. Disney has dropped its plans to continue with the High School Musical series, in favor of some High School Musical spin-offs. This includes two movies that came out this year in non-English speaking countries, and this cinematic wonder:
A direct-to-home video movie, starring the lead villain of the High School Musical series. I know, I was a bit skeptical myself, but then I saw that the director is the same person who directed The Santa Clause 2. Suddenly, my worries disappeared. This movie is destined to be a classic!
As far as I can tell, the plot goes like this:
Sharpay is going to live out her dream of becoming a superstar actress in New York, but once she gets there, she realizes that everything in New York is horrible. The apartments are small, the traffic is bad, and Holden Caufield won't ever shut up. Plus, someone totally stole Sharpay's part in the Broadway play. With the help of her romantic interest, can she turn things around and become a superstar?
This brings up a number of questions in my mind:
- So...the villain of the High School Musical series is a hero now? And her antagonist acts just like she did in the HSM movies? Um...okay...
- Why does her romantic interest look exactly the same as the guy who played her twin brother in HSM? Isn't it slightly awkward that her romantic interest looks just like her brother?
- Will Tim Allen have a cameo in this movie?
- Why does half of the preview focus on her super-ugly dog?