By: Kayla Reyes
That's right! A Grease prequel is on the way! Just 41 years after the original movie was released!
Screenwriter John August, who is known for Aladdin, is writing the prequel to Paramount’s 1978 musical. The film is being produced by Temple Hill Productions and Lionsgate producer Erik Feig through his company PictureStart.
The film is titled Summer Loving and will be based on the song Summer Nights from the original movie. Summer Loving will center around the summer Danny and Sandy met and fell in love before reuniting at Rydell High School.
The original movie starred John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. The close friends of Danny and Sandy included the stars, Stockard Channing as Betty Rizzo; Jeff Conaway as Kenickie; Didi Conn as Frenchy; Michael Tucci as Sonny and Jamie Donnelly as Jan.
Grease was one of the most successful movies ever, selling over 38M copies worldwide. The movie launched numerous remakes and spinoffs making close to $400M at the global box office! The prequel for Grease is expected to be just as great.
Take a look at the song Summer Nights from the original movie to remind yourself about that summer night! This will definitely make you excited for the prequel! Let us know what you think.