When it comes to making an impact, Disney Channel Original Movies often score big. Those growing up in the '00s remember Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Luck of the Irish and Stepsister from Planet Weird fondly, but we all know High School Musical raised the bar immensely. Now, Disney is hoping to bring that success back...with a twist. Word on the street is that their new movie Zombies is going to basically be HSM but with the love story involving the undead.
Wait, what? Yup. You are totally understanding it right. Zombies will basically be just like High School Musical as it tells the love story of two crazy kids in high school who also happen to sing and dance. Only they may not be as pretty as Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens due to their rotting flesh.
Entertainment Weekly noted that director and choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday and Christopher Scott are behind this one. They worked together on Teen Beach Movie, which saw success with tweens, but didn't have the same impact on the world like High School Musical. No shade, it's just that everyone and their mother knew who Troy Bolton was back in 2006.
Zombies will star the hilarious Meg Donnelly from ABC's American Housewife and Milo Manheim from Ghost Whisperer as high school sweethearts who want to be together in the in a world where their kind just can't be together. See, she plays a human from Seabrook and he plays a zombie football player from Zombietown who transfers in.
OKAY. This is possibly better than a basketball player and a brain who were afraid to sing. We are not turning our backs on Troy Bolton yet, but we see the potential to get weird and like it. Just so long as it has a scene like this:
It is hard to tell if Zombies will get the same response as High School Musical got back in the day, but we are already talking about it so perhaps we are going to make a mental note to be on the lookout for it when it comes to the Disney Channel sometime in 2018.