“We made stew! High five!”
Teenage girls and gay members of the drama club will be pleased to learn that Disney’s creative team has begun a high-fiber diet so it can crap out another “High School Musical” movie. The fourth installment, slated to air next year, will return to the Disney Channel and feature an all-new Zac Efron-less, Vanessa Hudgens-less cast.
This one will involve “a classic love triangle set against the cross-town rivalry between the East High Wildcats and West High Knights,” according to a press release….
And while it will be written by Peter Barsocchini, who wrote the first three, and return Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush as executive producers… [there’s] no word on the involvement of Kenny Ortega, who directed and choreographed the first three versions of “High School Musical” and executive produced the last two. He’s busy currently on preproduction for the remake of “Footloose,” also due out in theaters next year.
Oh no! They could lose the genius of Kenny Ortega?!?!? How could anyone ever replace his choreography? [NOTE: The dance break starts around 2:45 of that video. And if you watch the entire thing, you’ll fall ill and die within the week.] Whatever, it’s not like I’m the intended audience. Complaining about this is like complaining about Tyler Perry. Or Larry the Cable Guy. Some things defy Darwinism.