The House of Mouse has begun work on a Chinese version of High School Musical.
Disney High School Musical: China will follow the format established by the Zac Efron series, revolving around a geeky student who falls in love with the school jock with a passion for singing.
“Chinese audiences enjoy great storytelling. High School Musical: China promotes classic values of teamwork, optimism, friendship, pride and the spirit of self discovery which have made HSM a worldwide phenomenon and further cements Disney’s position as a family entertainment brand in China,” said Stanley Cheung, executive vice president and managing director of the Walt Disney Company Greater China.
High School Musical: China is currently being filmed in Shanghai under the direction of Chen Shi-Zheng.