After the smash success of last summer’s Hairspray, New Line Cinema is just itching to cash in on a hopeful future franchise!
The remake made over $200 million worldwide. Not huge by most standards, but definitely so for a musical!
“I never thought of musicals as franchises, but it certainly worked with ‘High School Musical,’ and the idea of working with that cast again, and creating new material and music, is a dream come true,” said Adam Shankman, director/choreographer of last summer’s remake. “John (Waters) has such an original and extraordinary voice; we all can’t wait to see what he has come up with.”
John Waters, mastermind behind the original ’80s version, is set to write the treatment for the storyline before they hire a screenwriter. None of the original cast had sequel options in their contracts, yet NL hopes to get the cast together for another go.
Hope you still got deep pockets!