It looks like the High School Musical phenomenon is about to hit China, as Disney starts production on its third local co-pro project for the property.
Pairing up with Shanghai Media Group and Huayi Brothers Media, the house of mouse’s Disney High School Musical: China is slated for cinematic release in summer 2010. Tailored for Chinese audiences, this take on the story of a new student meeting a young man with whom she shares a secret passion for singing was in development for more than a year.
The co-pro is being filmed in Shanghai and features six new young stars from across China. It will be directed by Chen Shi-Zheng and produced by Janet Yang.