Although I think there's, sadly, very little chance we'll be seeing Channing Tatum in the third installment of the ‘Step Up‘ franchise that he started with Jenna Dewan in 2006, I still continue to follow the progress of ‘Step Up 3D‘ and often get questions about the movie from fans.
As I previously posted, director Jon M. Chu and the production crew have been working hard for months to prepare for the 3D movie that's going to film on location in both New York City and Paris, France.
Jon has been tweeting about their progress onTwitter where he posted news about their long days scouting locations, how dance warriors/choreographers Hihat, Dave Scott, Rich & Tone, Jamal Sims have even more of his respect now, and his experience in a test shoot with 3D glasses are on his head. He even tweeted to let us know that they wrapped up the final day of rehearsals last Friday so they can start shooting principal photography today.
I also found the cute photo above with Jon and his adorable dog Monster (who looks quite at home in his own chair on set) with returning stars Alyson Stoner who reprises her role as Camille (aka Chan’s foster sister from ‘Step Up‘) and Adam Sevani who comes back in his role as Moose from ‘Step Up 2: The Streets‘.
Here's a storyline that I found on one of the casting sites for the film that will start filming today in New York City...
- When the Maryland School of the Arts (MSA) goes to Paris for an international dance competition, one of the dancers - Moose - misses his flight back to Baltimore. He soon makes friends with an American away from home and a beautiful French sophisticate. They introduce Moose to the red-hot Parisan underground dance scene, and before long he is wowing the local dancers with his unique moves as they prepare for an underground dance competition. With time running out before the big event and their routine stolen by a rival crew, Moose turns to his loyal MSA crew in Baltimore for help. Can Moose, the MSA crew and the French crew pull together a new dance number at the last minute? And will it be good enough to beat the world's best street dancers?
In addition to veterans Adam and Alyson, the film also stars newcomers Sharni Vinson as Natalie, Rick Malambri as Luke, and Stephen Boss in the role of Jason.
Get the latest behind-the-scenes scoop strait from director Jon M. Chu by subscribing to his official Twitter and Youtube channel. Jon's already posted a pic from today's shoot on Twitter.
‘Step Up 3-D‘ is set to hit an IMAX theater near you on August 6, 2010.