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High School Musical 3: Filming Begins January

High School Musical 3: Filming Begins January

Exciting news! Filming for High School Musical 3 begins in January, according to OK! magazine.

“The script is getting written — it starts in January, and it’s a feature film,” HSM‘s Jason (Ryne Sanborn, 18) said at the world premiere of High School Musical: The Ice Tour in NYC on Sept. 29. “[But] I haven’t gotten a call saying, ‘We want you to do it.’”

Olesya Rulin, 21, aka piano player Kelsi, added, “It if happens, I’ll be ecstatic to be in the third one.”

OK! also reports, “After the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal, and the rising profile of series star Zac Efron, Kaycee Stroh, 23, who plays Martha, hopes the cast remains the same. ‘Our fingers are crossed because we love each other. The chemistry’s great with the 10 of us.’”

According to Life & Style, Zac is being offered $3.25 million dollars to star in HSM3 and Vanessa, a measly $1.3 million dollars. Chump change, people!

According to IMDB, two of the film’s working titles are High School Musical 3: Gradu-Dancin and Haunted High School Musical. Do you like any of those titles?

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  • 2010

    WOW—YOU ARE SO WRONG!!! HE IS HOTT!!!

  • Liz

    The haunted high school stuff was dispelled almost two months ago. It was originally an idea for HSM2 that got shoved aside for a Summer Vacation setting. I hardly doubt a halloween episode even on the big screen would get Zac and the others back. If its going big screen its going to be most likely centered around Graduation time which is far more important to Seniors than halloween.

  • betty

    i’m not believing this info. ok is notoriously wrong all the time, and i think we’d hear it from disney first.

    i’m not surprised by the rumors that zac would be paid more than anyone else. but again, its just a rumor. lastly, it seems to be confirmed that 17 will start filming in december, so how could hsm3 start in january??????

    as for the title, i wouldn’t be surprised if they just stick to hsm3.

    jj—-looking forward to info from the hairspray premier in japan, don’t let us down! i hope vanessa joins him.

  • xnguyen

    OMGOSH i’d sooooo happy that there gonna make a third one!!!!
    cus i thought that when they made the second one it wasnt gonna be THAT GREAT but when i watched it OH MANG it was HELLLAA GOOOD soo im expecting for the 3rd one to be evennn BETTER!! HOPEFULLLYY its the same cast if not, im not gonan watch it any more =) and thats a guranteed hahahha I LOOVEE ZAC EFRON AND VANESSA HUDGEN

  • injila

    OMG WOW!!!

  • BECCA

    OMG!!!! I CAN’T WAIT I LOVED THE FIRST ONE AND THE SECOUND ONE SO I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE THIRD!!!! O ALSO I THINK THE TITLE SHOULD BE …. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 GRADU-DANCIN BECAUSE THE HAUNTED THEME WOULD BE STUPID. ALSO IT WANT BE A GREAT MOVIE WITH OUT ZAC AND VANESSA JUST WANT YALL’ TO KNOW WELL BYE!!!!

  • madoody

    it better be good!!!

  • http://justjared aoife

    well….
    just heard the newz.OMG i cant wait.zac is so sexyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://piczo.com/prettyjayne94 Jayne-94-2♥xx

    who the hell cares about ashley tisdale!!!!post#6-i feel sorry for vaness?any1 wiv me!atleasat shes still doing it!cause i aint watchin it if vanessa aint on it!i cant wait!it was like earlier on this year wen dey wer filming hsm2 i was so excited!then the months rolled on fast!hope it’ll be the same!only problem i got is i dont know who i’ll b watching it wiv!none of my frends are crazy bout it like me!

  • Susan

    Why wouldn’t it be true? You KNOW HSM3 is coming, the other two are way too successful to not continue with 3, and let’s face it folks, this isn’t War and Peace, the script could be written in days. They also film it WAY fast, I think Zac said HSM2 was filmed in 30 days where Hairspray took 7 months start to finish. They can bang these DCOMs out fast, they have to….Zac is too hot to let him slip away. I hate both working titles BTW Jared.

    Oh, and Jared, thanks for this sorta Zanessa story but I too am dying to see what he’s doing overseas, and who he’s doing it with, N or V?

  • the_original_nika

    NNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO no more HMS films.
    Also, zac and vanessa are not that great of actors to receive that money.

  • dalia

    O.K> I can see that Zac will get paid more because of his popularity now, that’s just the way Hollywood is. I highly doubt they will all get paid the same.
    This report of filming in Jan is definately not true.
    Also it’s not up to Zac as to what Vanessa gets, that’s up to her and her people to negotiate. And as much as I hate to say it, there hasn’t been any mention of her being in talks lately and the stupid IMDB still has it “rumored” that she will be Gabriella. I wish they would change that too.
    Jared can you respond to this whole false story!! Your’e the one who chose to post ill news–fess up buddy!!!

  • Hannah

    omg, i love zac efron and vanessa hudgens and hsm2 i hope the 3 one is as good as hsm2 but anyway i LOVE zanessa im so happy vanessa is going to be in the 3 one its going 2 be so COOL!

  • Ella

    i love vanessa.
    she is the best role model ever! i love you! dont let the past pull you down!
    like hannah montanna syas ‘nobodys perfect”
    ZANESAA whoo..
    ashley isnt as great as vanessa or zac so thats why she isnt getting paid alot.
    vanessa i love you…(i had to say it again)

  • louise

    vanessa looks preg in this picture

  • http://www.youtube.com/bettcori678 bettcori678

    I perfer ‘High School Musical: Gradu-Dancin’
    I can’t wait to see HSM3!!
    Vanessa should get more money though!
    I love Zac, but that really is unfair!

  • Malia

    WAIT A MINUTE HERE!!! THIS INFORMATION IS COMING FROM OK MAGAZINE???

    THEY MAKE UP ALL THEIR STORIES!!!!

    WHEN THE NEXT HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL SCRIPT IS COMPLETED, DISNEY WILL MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT OK MAGAZINE!!!

    WHY IS THIS STUPID STORY EVEN BEING REPORTED HERE??

  • cindy

    I think they should just call the movie High School Musical 3 . The cast and all the fans are already calling it that anyway. The other titles are not very good, and I read that the Haunted High School theme was not even a consideration any more.

  • Hannah

    LOVE ZAC EFRON AND VANESSA HUDGENS

  • Troy

    I don’t quite believe this either, for one thing if they are going to start filming in January I would they would have a script that was closer to being finished. As far Zac filming “17″ being a scheduling conflict is concerned it would depend on when exactly in January they would start shooting. It is possible to film a major motion picture in a month, “Little Miss Sunshine” for example was just a four-week shoot. However I don’t buy that Disney would release how much they are paying the leads and while I think the scandal has definitely removed any leverage Vanessa may have had when it came to negotating her salary, I agree with the poster who said Zac wouldn’t let them get away with paying her so much less especially if they are a package deal. I think because of what happened she’s likely to be paid less then he is but not that much.

    So yeah, I wouldn’t get too excited yet because I think this is questionable at best. I have to say even though I’m a bit past the demographic these movies are made for (No I won’t say by how much LOL) I do enjoy this francise and I am looking forward to it.

  • dalia

    THIS INFO IS BOGUS AND UNTRUE!!!
    DO NOT BUY THE STUPID MAGAZINE!!!
    IT IS FULL OF LIES!!!!
    JARED DO NOT BECOME TABLOID, PLEASE!!!!

  • ariatna

    come on jared!
    WE WANT ASHLEY TISDALE NEWS
    but its great that theres gonnabe a third one
    i like “high school musical: gradu-dancing^^

  • http://justjared V fan

    I think Vanessa left because thare is no sighting of her yet and I think HSM 2 is one the nominees ,I hope she did.

  • Troy

    #61 This is going to be a theatrical release not not just a Disney Channel movie with a bigger budget so they will have move time I’m sure. But you’re right this could still be filmed fairly quickly. And you’re correct it’s not Zac’s job to negotate how much Vanessa makes but I think because he is a raising star he could say “If you want me you have to take Vanessa. We’re a package deal.”

  • Malia

    NONE OF THE ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS HAVE SIGNED ON TO A THIRD MOVIE. NONE OF THEM WILL SIGN ON UNTIL THEY SEE THE COMPLETED SCRIPT.

    THE SCRIPT IS NOT COMPLETED!!!!

    THIS STORY IS MADE UP BY OK MAGAZINE!!!

  • http://www.google.com.br anna!

    meldels *o*’
    para tudo , olha pra essa foto :O
    ai q liindos cara SHAUSHAUSYA’
    to babaando, entao chega logo hsm2 e tres porfavor, se nao eu juuuro eu tenho um treco aquii, eu morro :~~
    aamo :*

  • Troy

    Sorry it was dalia in post #63 who made the comment about it not being Zac’s job to negotiate how much Vanessa gets paid not Susan in post #61. Just wanted to be clear who I was addressing.

  • Malia

    THIS IS A MADE UP STORY. NO ONE HAS BEEN OFFERED ANYTHING.

    NO SCRIPT!! NO OFFERS!!

  • http://justjared Zlovesv

    Tsk tsk tsk this is false false false haha but this is really false ,sorry JJ but it is.

  • Malia

    TOTALLY MADE UP STORY.

    NO COMPLETED SCRIPT, NO OFFERS!!!

    LOOKS LIKE OK MAGAZINE HAS MADE A MAJOR GOOF UP THIS TIME!!!

  • ana

    hate him

    she is indifferent to me.

  • el

    I agree with some of you who said this may not be true.. I dont know but I think zac is filming seventeen in december and I think feature films take more than a month to film but not sure. I do think though that there will be an HSM 3 in the theatres and I am pretty sure all the cast will be back otherwise it wouldnt be the same!!!! the whole money being offered thing to vanessa is stupid. Ok makes it sound like Disney doesn’t think she is that important in HSM 3 anymore which is not true! because they have already showed their support for her! it drives me nuts!

  • el

    oh yeah and anything on zac in japan??? or anyone know if vanessa or any other hsm cast will be in the australian awards?

  • Feebz

    let’s have it for one last time and end the HSM-mania on the big screen…imagine, Zanessa on the BIG SCREEN! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  • ali

    can’t everyone just be done with this stupid high school musical phenomenon? they’re super cheesy songs that are great to make fun of when you’re drunk. thats it. plus, the two main actors aren’t that interesting, such zac, and stupid like vanessa. watch zac on rove (austrailian tv show). he’s sooo boring. i find myself drawn to the host more than him. and whats up with “hey man” and the “thanks man?” plus, need i say anything about vanessa’s nude scandel? neither of them seem very modest or humble about their career. its all “i worked hard and i deserve this.” the only reason they’re popular is because of the little kids and thats because they can’t tell how empty and personality less they really are. why are we paying attention to people who aren’t doing anything truly meaningful for the world?

  • Raquel

    Well i love more “High School Musical 3: Gradu-Dancin”… I’m sure it will be amazing just like the other two… Can’t wait to know more about the movie! ;)

  • el

    oh know here come the haters….eckk

  • el

    oh no here come the haters….eckk

  • el

    sorry i meant “no” lol

  • Robin

    i heard that Vanessa and Zac were both getting paid the same! OK Mag fukin lie so i dnt believe them anymore! dnt care bout the title i jus the movie nd all the stars in it especially Vanessa and Zac! love them both

  • Malia

    ALI, THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL MOVIES ARE FOR YOUNGER KIDS WHO DON’T DRINK AND DO DRUGS. DOES THAT TELL YOU ANYTHING? WATCH THEM WHEN YOU’RE SOBER.

    AND OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT ZAC AND VANESSA.

  • angelina_mmm

    discrimination against women and the fact she is not all white
    bastards

  • Fug Face Man!ston

    its the epitome of “cheesetastic”. i think that’s why so many people (kids) like it, cause its so over the top cheesy.

  • annonymous

    i think this isn’t true. Kenny Ortega is suppose to direct the third cheetah girls movie in January in India.

  • Bree

    I’m so excited for them to start it and i’m keeping my fingers crossed for all the original Wildcasts. Especially Z and V!

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeanette

    no i dont like any of the titles!

  • BETTER-THAN-YOURS

    PLEASE GOD…NO!!!!!

  • queenie

    great news but im gonna believe it when it is on a more reliable magazine although YES i do want HSM3 to happen but ok! magazine is just almost all fake..

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2007/08/07/zac-efron-rolling-stone-cover/ Zac(not efron)

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ZANESSA RULES!
    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 IS GONNA BE GREAT!!!

  • zane

    hi Jared, any news lately from Zanessa? Where are they?

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