According to TV Guide, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman are all now officially confirmed to reprise their roles in High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
The script was originally slated to have a Haunted/Halloween plot. However according to the latest press release from Walt Disney Pictures, the script has been changed to a more serious theme. The story finds seniors Troy and Gabriella facing the prospect of being separated from one another as they head off in different directions to college. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.
Production begins spring 2008 and tentatively will be released on October 24, 2008.
And guess what? This time round, the movie will be shown on the big screen instead of TV.
For your info, the premiere of High School Musical 2 last year brought in a total of 17.2 million viewers in the United States alone - almost 10 million more than its predecessor - making it the highest rated basic cable broadcast in U.S. history. In Asia, the premiere brought in a total of 17.5 million viewers, making it the highest rated international cable broadcast in Asia.