The status of "Camp Rock" sequel has moved from being in talks to be in pre-production. The musical TV movie starring popular boys band Jonas Brothers, has been confirmed by Disney Chanel to have its follow up next year after a warm reception from the audience.
"Camp Rock" that was premiered on June 20 by the mouse house's TV channel, absorbed as many as 8.9 million viewers and became Disney's second most-watched original movie after "High School Musical 2" that opened with 17.2 million viewers in 2007. The TV movie has since been re-run on ABC and ABC Family and add around 7 million more viewers.
The sequel which title is yet to be determined, will go into production in late spring or summer next year while the script is being developed and the cast are still occupied with their own schedules. There were rumors that Jonas Brothers' youngest sibling Frankie Jonas will be included in the second installment but no official words yet on this allegation.
Beside the brothers, Kevin, Nick and Joe, "Camp Rock" also presents Demi Lovato as the main character named Mitchie Torres. The story follows Torres who is a talented singer but lacks of monetary fund to enter the prestigious music camp. When she finally gets a chance to enroll in the program, her mother has to work as a cook in the camp in order to pay up the fee. Thus she was forced to hide her true identity and 'keep up' with the rich kids in the camp. One day, tutor Shane Gray (played by Joe) heard Torres' beautiful voice and was in pursue to find out more about her.
A soundtrack to the TV movie was released on June 17 and according to Billboard.com, it is expected to debut in the top 5 of Billboard Hot 200 chart when the Wednesday building chart is accumulated.