Channel Announces New Movie "Avalon High" to Premiere Fall 2010
PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN IN NEW ZEALAND ON "AVALON HIGH," A
DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE THAT BRINGS ARTHURIAN LEGEND ALIVE AT A
CONTEMPORARY HIGH SCHOOL
Production has begun in New Zealand on "Avalon High," a
fantasy-filled Disney Channel Original Movie starring Britt Robertson
("Life Unexpected") and Gregg Sulkin ("Wizards of Waverly
Place," Disney Channel UK's "As the Bell Rings"). Based on
the award-winning novel by best-selling author Meg Cabot ("The
Princess Diaries"), the movie follows Allie Pennington, a new student
to Avalon High who is shocked to discover that her new classmates are
reincarnations of King Arthur and his Court. "Avalon High" is
slated to premiere in fall 2010.
In "Avalon High," Allie is ecstatic when her parents,
traveling professors who specialize in King Arthur's legend, tell her she
will be staying at Avalon High until she graduates. She can finally join
the track team, make new friends and be a normal high school student. But
shortly after arriving, Allie discovers that something strange may be
afoot. While researching a term paper on King Arthur's legacy, she begins
to notice some interesting parallels between the past and the present -
from handsome quarterback Will, his cheerleader girlfriend, Jen, and their
best friend, Lance, to Will's brooding step-brother, Marco, a quirky kid
named Miles and football players who act like knights of the roundtable.
The deeper Allie searches, the more convinced she is that her school is a
contemporary Camelot, and it's up to her to solve of the mystery of Avalon
High before notorious traitor Mordred wins again.
Starring are: Britt Robertson as Allie Pennington, Gregg Sulkin as Will
Wagner, Joey Pollari (Disney XD's "Skyrunners") as Miles, Devon
Graye ("Dexter") as Marco, Molly Quinn ("Castle") as
Jen, Christopher Tavarez ("Big Momma's House 2") as Lance, and
Steve Valentine ("I'm in the Band," "Wizards of Waverly
Place The Movie," "Crossing Jordan") as Mr. Moore.
The teleplay, based on the book by Meg Cabot, was written by Julie
Sherman Wolfe ("Jonas," "Phil of the Future") and is
directed by Stuart Gillard (Disney Channel's "Hatching Pete,"
"90210"). "Avalon High" is a production of Sudden
Motion Productions, Inc. and Ranger Productions Ltd.