Disney's hit made-for-TV movie HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL is to make a leap to the big screen, with a new spin-off feature film in the pipeline.
The film giant hopes HAUNTED HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will emulate the success of the original show, which made profits of $100 million (GBP51 million).
GARY MARSH, president of Disney Channel Worldwide, says, "High School Musical sky-rocketed to heights never before achieved by a TV movie, so it's only fitting that its next incarnation should be as a major motion picture.
A second made-for-TV sequel, High School Musical 2, is currently being produced and will air on the Disney Channel this summer (07).
As yet, no plot details for Haunted High School Musical have been released.
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.