For parents who can’t get hold of or can't afford those hard-to-get Miley Cyrus concert tickets, The Walt Disney Studios may have a way to dry the tears of your grief-stricken child.
Come early February, the studio will present a 3D-version of “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” in movie theaters.
The film will be shot in state-of-the-art 3D at several venues during the upcoming 54-city tour, which kicks off in St. Louis Oct. 18 with special guest, Jonas Brothers.
The concert film marks the latest extension of the success Disney Channel has enjoyed with a number of its live-action franchises, including Lizzie McGuire, Cheetah Girls and High School Musical, branching out into the realms of album sales, concert tours and merchandising.
Cyrus, the 14-year-old singing star of Disney Channel’s hit series, will perform as both a solo artist and as her hugely popular television character. Hannah Montana, now its sophomore season, has been the top-rated show among kids 6 to 11 and tweens 9 to 14 in 2006 and year-to-date this year, according to Disney Channel officials.
The movie will land in U.S. and Canadian theaters from Feb. 1-7, 2008, as well as theUK, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and other select European and Asian territories.
“Miley is one of the most exciting and talented performers of her generation, and watching her on the concert stage is a genuine thrill,” said Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, in a statement. “As soon as she committed to the Best of Both Worlds tour last winter, we wanted to find some special way to let all of her fans share the excitement and fun of this live event, and filming the concert in 3D seemed like an ideal way to do that. This is going to be an exciting 3D motion picture event experience for everyone who loves Hannah Montana.”