There's A ‘Grease’ Prequel Called ‘Summer Loving’ In The Works
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There's about to be a whole lot more grease lightning with the news that Paramount is currently working on a prequel film to iconic 1978 flick Grease.
Titled Summer Loving, the film is set to be directed by John August of Big Fish and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory fame, and will tell the story of the summer when bad-boy greaser Danny Zuko (played in the original film by John Travolta) and the virginal Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newtown-John in the OG flick) first met.
In case you need a refresher, in Grease, both Zuko and Australian transfer student Olsson separately recount to their friends a summer fling in the form of the song "Summer Nights" -- with Zuko going into graphic detail about their meeting while Olssen retells it as a far more romantic encounter. Of course, they later reconnect and the rest is history.
There's no word yet on who is set to take on the iconic roles of Sandy and Danny or when the movie is set to be released.
The musical has remained a huge part of popular culture since it first hit the big screen, with a live-for-TV version of the original movie airing in 2016 which starred Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens and won five Emmy Awards.
Paramount's 1978 film was the biggest box office hit of that year, grossing $181 million at the domestic box office and even today stands as one of the top five highest grossing movie musicals of all time.