You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney planning ‘Step Up 3-D’

'Streets' director Chu could return for sequel

Disney will proceed with a third installment of its hit dance franchise “Step Up,” tentatively titled “Step Up 3-D.”

Pic will become the latest 3-D live-action film from the Mouse House, with “Step Up 2 the Streets” director Jon Chu in talks to reprise.

Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who have reupped at Disney for three years, will develop the film; the pair produced the first two “Step Up” pics.

Deal extension, which keeps them on the lot through 2011, comes after “Step Up 2 the Streets” turned in a surprisingly strong $28.7 million over the five-day Presidents Day weekend. The picture, co-financed by Disney and Summit Entertainment, cost $20 million to make.

Offspring, which was formed at Disney by siblings Shankman and Gibgot, previously produced the Sandra Bullock starrer “Premonition” and just wrapped the Burr Steers-directed “Seventeen” at New Line; that film starred Shankman’s “Hairspray” lead Zac Efron.

This week, Shankman began directing the Adam Sandler starrer “Bedtime Stories” for Disney.

Among the projects that Offspring is developing at Disney are “Undateable,” a comedy scripted by Jack Angelo and Sam Brown (with Fuse Entertainment also producing); “Monday, Monday,” a Flint Wainess-scripted comedy that is a teenage “Groundhog Day”; “Wish,” a live-action “Aladdin” scripted by Bill Kelly (“Enchanted”); a Jason Filardi-scripted “Topper” remake that Offspring will produce with Mandeville, with Steve Martin starring; and a Don Scott-scripted remake of “All of Me” that has Queen Latifah attached to star.

More Scene

  • HBO Presents-Night of Too Many Stars

    Jon Stewart, Other A-List Comics Skip Over Louis C.K. at 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    Disney will proceed with a third installment of its hit dance franchise “Step Up,” tentatively titled “Step Up 3-D.” Pic will become the latest 3-D live-action film from the Mouse House, with “Step Up 2 the Streets” director Jon Chu in talks to reprise. Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who have reupped […]

  • Variety Hitmakers Brunch

    Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Hailee Steinfeld Honored at Inaugural Variety Hitmakers Event

    Disney will proceed with a third installment of its hit dance franchise “Step Up,” tentatively titled “Step Up 3-D.” Pic will become the latest 3-D live-action film from the Mouse House, with “Step Up 2 the Streets” director Jon Chu in talks to reprise. Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who have reupped […]

  • The 'Runaways' Praise Series' Diversity at

    'Marvel's Runaways' Stars Praise Series' Diversity at Hulu Premiere

    Disney will proceed with a third installment of its hit dance franchise “Step Up,” tentatively titled “Step Up 3-D.” Pic will become the latest 3-D live-action film from the Mouse House, with “Step Up 2 the Streets” director Jon Chu in talks to reprise. Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who have reupped […]

  • 'The Shape of Water' film premiere

    Guillermo del Toro Calls 'The Shape of Water' a New Type of 'Beauty and the Beast'

    Disney will proceed with a third installment of its hit dance franchise “Step Up,” tentatively titled “Step Up 3-D.” Pic will become the latest 3-D live-action film from the Mouse House, with “Step Up 2 the Streets” director Jon Chu in talks to reprise. Offspring Entertainment partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, who have reupped […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content