‘High School Musical’ Heads to China

Local version of the Disney franchise signals a push into the mainland market.

Last Updated: November 22, 2009 @ 12:48 PM

Disney is raising the stakes in its penetration of the potentially enormous mainland Chinese market with a local adaptation of its "High School Musical" franchise, which has just started production.

Co-production partners are Shanghai Media Group (SMG) and Huayi Bros., the movie is planned for theatrical release next summer. Janet Yang will produce and pic will be helmed by Shi Zhengchen ("Dark Matter").
Read more at Variety.