I admit that cheesy dance flicks are a guilty pleasure of mine -- everything from Fast Forward to You Got Served; I've seen them all. But even I'm not so sure about this one. Varietyreports that Disney is planning a third installment in their dance franchise, Step Up, but with the added bonus of 3-D.

Its no surprise that there is going to be another flick, especially with box office totals equaling $28.7 million on President's Day weekend alone. Not to mention the sequel only cost about $20 million to make -- once they cash in on DVD sales, it is going to make a tidy profit for the mouse. Throw in the spectacle of 3-D, and Disney is banking big that the current dance movie craze holds long enough to get them another good return on their investment.

Producing partners Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot will also produce the third film and Jon Chu is expected to return to direct. Since it is still early days for the flick, a script has yet to be written, so there is no word on whether the third film will be a stand-alone (like the first two) or a continuation of the sequel. Although, let's be honest: it's going to be some variation of the same old theme. Either a girl, or boy, from different sides of the proverbial tracks, somebody learns to dance 'street', and so on and so forth. I don't want to belittle the work of the writers, but the story line for these flicks always takes a back seat to the choreography ... so does it even really matter? The film is still in development with Disney, but will probably arrive in theaters sometime next year.
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