Grease fans, we’ve got great news. 41 years after the release of the hit musical movie, it has been confirmed that a prequel is in the works.
It has been announced that Paramount Pictures is developing a new film about Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, this time, focusing on how the unlikely young couple met. In other words, the prequel will be the fleshed out, film version of the classic flick’s iconic song, ‘Summer Nights’.
Titled Summer Loving, the upcoming screenplay will be written by John August, the man behind Big Fish and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, as well as being the co-writer of the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin and Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So you see, our expectations are very high for the Grease prequel.
No details regarding casting have been revealed as of yet but we for one are very excited to see who will be filling the very big shoes of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, who played the high school lovers.
The news comes after the cast of the original film reunited for the 40th anniversary of Grease last year, with the likes of not only with the likes of John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, but Didi Conn, who played Frenchy, celebrating the milestone in Los Angeles.
As reported by the BBC, the soundtrack to Grease – originally a 1971 musical which was released as a movie in 1978 – remains one of the biggest-selling albums of all time. So you can only imagine how many of us will be eagerly awaiting the release of Summer Loving. Although some do feel that Paramount should have based the new film on the widely popular fan theory that the whole film was a figment of imagination from a dying Sandy.
Perhaps we can get both?