‘Grease’ Prequel ‘Summer Loving’ In Development | Film News
Paramount is cashing in on the musical renaissance. The success of films such as La La Land, The Greatest Showman, and A Star Is Born has prompted the studio to move ahead with a Grease prequel. Titled Summer Loving, the studio has tapped live-action Aladdin co-writer John August to pen the script.
August is a longtime collaborator with Tim Burton, having worked on such films as Big Fish and Frankenweenie. He also penned the early 2000s Charlie’s Angels films, and is one of five credited writers on the upcoming Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.
Grease is obviously a classic at this point. The 1978 film starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as high-schoolers striking up a romance over one summer. The film almost immediately entered pop culture history. It got a sequel that never quite lived up to the hype, but Paramount is hoping for good things from Summer Loving.
There’s no further news on the prequel, but expect it to essentially capture the Grease magic for a new generation. We don’t really need a prequel to a film about high-schoolers, but when has something like that stopped Hollywood sensing a moneymaking opportunity?
The lead roles will no doubt be sought after. We’ll wait for more details to emerge.
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