GREASE Prequel in the Works at Paramount with Writer John August Attached

12 April, 2019, 08:42 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Grease Movie Prequel in Development

Deadline reports that Paramout is is in the midst of working on a prequel to the hit 1978 musical, Grease.

"Big Fish" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" writer John August has signed on to write the script.

The story of how lovers Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) met before they reunite at the Rydell High School in the 1978 classic rom-com is being developed for the big screen.

Essentially, it seems like it'll be a whole film made out of the lyrics of the song Summer Nights.

It's confirmed: another Grease movie is finally, FINALLY happening!

But as of now, we just know the story concerns Danny and Sandy's "fateful meeting", so hopefully it's easy to understand why we're looking at this through a furrowed brow.

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The iconic film, which celebrated its 40th anniversary a year ago, has remained a huge part of popular culture with Sandy's girl squad The Pink Ladies' jackets and John's signature quiff still a popular choice for fancy dress.

A Grease prequel? Tell me more, tell me more.

"We text!" said Newton-John of their bond.

Paramount is developing the movie, which will delve deeper into the summer fling between Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, described in the song "Summer Nights". Online speculation has centred on one lyric which has Danny singing of Sandy: "She swam by me, she got a cramp".

A sequel, released in 1982, was less well received.

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