Scott Speer has signed on to direct Step Up 4 for Summit Entertainment. Just like the third film, Step Up 4 will be done in 3D. The new film is set to take place in Miami. Speer replaces Wade Robson, who dropped the project for personal reasons that would have kept him from making the planned summer start date. Jenny Mayer is writing the script for the film that is being produced by Offspring Entertainment's Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman, along with Summit's Patrick Wachsberger and Erik Feig. The last two films were directed by Jon Chu, who will serve as executive producer. Speer is best known for directing music videos and commercials. He helmed videos for Jordin Sparks, Will.I.Am, Jason Derulo and Orianthi Lacey. He also collaborated with Chu on the TV episodes The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
Speer sounds like a wise choice from his background with music videos. With the success of shows like Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and America's Best Dance Crew, it makes sense that there is a demand for these types of movies. I am not a huge fan of the films personally so I am not too excited.
What are your thoughts on this news?