‘Grease’ Prequel in the works called ‘Summer Loving’

‘Grease’ Prequel in the works called ‘Summer Loving’

‘Grease’ Prequel in the works called ‘Summer Loving’

A new movie called Summer Loving, which will be a prequel to Grease, is in the works at Paramount. Big Fish writer John August is attached to direct the story that will show how Danny and Sandy first got together before the original film. It will be inspired by the popular Grease song “Summer Nights,” in which Danny and Sandy separately tell their friends about the summer fling they shared prior to the events of the musical.

Paramount’s 1978 film adaptation of Grease was the biggest box office hit of that year, grossing $181 million at the domestic box office, or just over $700 million in 2019 money. Even today, it still stands as one of the top five highest grossing movie musicals of all time. August, who collaborated with Tim Burton on Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has his name attached to two screenplays for upcoming summer films: Guy Ritchie’s remake of Aladdin and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

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