The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that they have assigned a Director and Choreographer to “High School Musical 4,” which is tentatively titled “High School Musical East Meets West.” Jeffrey Hornaday will take control of both of those important jobs for the 4th HSM which was written by Peter Barsocchini.
HSM 4 will hit the airwaves in 2010 as a Disney Channel Original Movie. The movie will be about the school rivalry between our favorite East High Wildcats and the West High Knights. The movie is currently in the process of being cast for characters.
A Disney executive has said about High School Musical 4 that, “The creative challenge for ‘High School Musical East Meets West’ is to deliver every element that the audience expects, and then re-invent those elements in a bold new way. Clearly, we’re thrilled to have our screenwriter from all three ‘HSM’ movies back, along with our producing and songwriting teams. Adding a dynamic, imaginative, visual stylist like Jeffrey Hornaday as our director/choreographer introduces the perfect catalyst to take this team to the next level.”
Jeffrey added, “I’m excited to be part of a franchise that, thematically, encourages kids to believe in themselves. Like the first three movies, my goal is to keep the art form of the traditional musical alive, yet bring a contemporary emotional response to the story and its characters through song and dance.”
Do you think Disney should make a 4th High School Musical or do you think three was enough? As far as we know none of the original characters have agreed to come back for the 4th movie :(