October 31, 2008 03:42:18 GMT
'Wizards of Waverly Place', the Disney Channel's original series starring Selena Gomez, will indeed get a movie treatment, but not for big screen material.
Contrary to the earlier reports about "Wizards of Waverly Place", this Disney Channel's original series won't be heading to the theaters anywhere. Clearing out misunderstanding on the matter, MTV News reported that the mouse house will indeed develop "Waverly Place" into a movie as what has been suggested by star Selena Gomez, but only for the small screen material.
The clarification of the movie project has been shared by Gomez's representative on Thursday, October 30, insisting that the project will be a Disney Channel original movie, rather than a feature film. Adding to the clarification, Disney's rep explained, "It will be part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, the same franchise that launched 'High School Musical' and 'Camp Rock'. While it's only in development, the plan is to have the movie ready for the 2009 calendar year."
Previously, Gomez revealed that her hit comedy series about a New York City family whose kids have magical powers will be turned into a movie, sparking speculation that the movie suggested is a feature version. At the time, the 16-year-old hinted where the production will take place and what the magical family will be dealing with.