Scroll to Top

Grease, the 1978 film with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is getting a prequel

By Max / Published on Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 14:57 PM / No Comments / 43 views

Grease, the 1978 film with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is getting a prequel that will explore the summer Danny and Sandy fell in love

Grease is the hit 1978 movie that starred John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy playing teenage lovers facing high school pressures to fit in.

And now Paramount Pictures wants to go back to that classic musical for a prequel, it was claimed by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.

The movie will be called Summer Loving and will focus on how Danny and Sandy fell in love over the summer before they bumped into each other at Rydell High School.

More to love: Grease is the hit 1978 movie that starred John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy playing teenage lovers facing high school pressures to fit in. And now Paramount Pictures wants to go back to that classic musical for a prequel, it was claimed by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday

More to love: Grease is the hit 1978 movie that starred John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy playing teenage lovers facing high school pressures to fit in. And now Paramount Pictures wants to go back to that classic musical for a prequel, it was claimed by The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday

In the original movie, Danny and Sandy tells their friends on the first day of school about how they fell in love over the summer.

They did so while belting out the song Summer Nights.  

Fans have long wanted to know more about where they met, what their dates were like and what really happened between the unlikely pair.

Summer fun: In the original movie, Danny and Sandy tells their friends on the first day of school about how they fell in love over the summer. They did so while belting out the song Summer Nights

Summer fun: In the original movie, Danny and Sandy tells their friends on the first day of school about how they fell in love over the summer. They did so while belting out the song Summer Nights

Big talker: In the Summer Nights song Danny acts like he scored while Sandy says she met Prince Charming. He says, 'I met a girl crazy for me'

Big talker: In the Summer Nights song Danny acts like he scored while Sandy says she met Prince Charming. He says, ‘I met a girl crazy for me’

Danny and Sandy on the beach

Danny and Sandy on the beach

In the Summer Nights song Danny acts like he scored while Sandy says she met Prince Charming.

He says, ‘I met a girl crazy for me’ while she adds, ‘Met a boy cute as can be.’

Then the characters went back and forth singing about their dream romance: ‘She swam by me she got a cramp, He ran by me got my suit damp, I saved her life she nearly drowned, He showed off splashing around, Summer sun somethings begun but oh oh the summer nights

She tries hard to win him over: Sandy then realized Danny is a bad boy but she still wants him

She tries hard to win him over: Sandy then realized Danny is a bad boy but she still wants him

A good message for kids? When she dresses more risque he then wants her

A good message for kids? When she dresses more risque he then wants her

There was more: ‘Took her bowling in the arcade, We went strolling drank lemonade, We made out under the dock, We stayed out till 10 o’clock.’

The tune ended with her saying they ‘made our true love vow’ as they both said their ‘summer dreams ripped at the seams.’

The set up has all the makings for a teen drama.

No 2: Grease had a sequel in 1982 with Michelle Pfeiffer but it never really became a hit

No 2: Grease had a sequel in 1982 with Michelle Pfeiffer but it never really became a hit

Newer: And Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit starred in the live TV version in 2016 with Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo

Newer: And Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit starred in the live TV version in 2016 with Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo

John August will write the script. He is best known for the hits Big Fish and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.   

Temple Hill is producing along with Picturestart, the company run by Lionsgate executive-turned-producer Erik Feig. 

Grease had a sequel in 1982 with Michelle Pfeiffer but it never really became a hit.

And Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit starred in the live TV version in 2016 with Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo.

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

U.S. Showbiz | Mail Online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *