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Old 04-09-19, 02:50 PM
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Summer Loving - Grease prequel

Paramount is revving up some greased lightning.

The studio’s division Paramount Players has put into development a Grease prequel, titled Summer Loving, and has tapped John August, the veteran writer behind such films as Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to pen the script.

Temple Hill, the prolific banner whose recent output ranges from Love, Simon, the Maze Runner movies, and First Man, is producing along with Picturestart, the company run by Lionsgate executive-turned-producer Erik Feig.

Grease is the classic 1978 musical that starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as high school teens from opposite worlds — Travolta’s Danny Zuko a rough and tumble greaser, Newton-John’s Sandy Olsson a virginal good-girl from Australia — who in the end come together like rama lama lama.

However, in the early part of the movie, in a he said/she manner, Zuko and Olsson both recount to their friends a summer fling they had via the song Summer Nights. Zuko’s is more graphic while Olsson’s is much innocent and wistful.

The prequel's story is said to tackle that fateful meeting.

Grease has proved to be an enduring title for Paramount over the decades, with the songs continuing to be part of pop culture and the film being re-issued in anniversary editions ever few years (although a sequel made a few years after the original that starred Michelle Pfeiffer never motored). Grease got the “live for TV” treatment in 2016 in a version from Fox TV that starred Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens which proved to be a hit, winning five Emmys in the process

August, who is a regular collaborator of Tim Burton’s, has two movies coming out this year. He shares writing credits on Aladdin, Disney’s live-action remake of its classic animated movie that opens May 24, and he worked on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the Guillermo del Toro-produced adaptation of the children’s horror stories.

He is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...-works-1200358
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Yep, the Hollywood well is bone dry. This will never happen. Just like that other "Grease" sequel years ago starring Britney Spears with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John playing her parents.
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Yep, the Hollywood well is bone dry. This will never happen. Just like that other "Grease" sequel years ago starring Britney Spears with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John playing her parents.
I forgot about that.

Man, I’d love to be a fly on the wall during these meetings.
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I forgot about that.

Man, I’d love to be a fly on the wall during these meetings.
Yeah, now that I'd pay for!
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How about a prequel to Grease 2?
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How about a prequel to Grease 2?
I'd settle for an apology.
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Reproduction!
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Reproduction!
Not even a white hot Michelle Pfeiffer could save that film.
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Do it for our country!
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Do it for our country!
You're on fire!
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John August, the veteran writer behind such films as Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to pen the script.
So, the core plot will be a series of flashbacks about Danny's unresolved problems with his father.
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There actually seems to be a growing segment of people that prefer Grease 2 over Grease.
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There actually seems to be a growing segment of people that prefer Grease 2 over Grease.
Nice try, Grease 2’s Mom.
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Nice try, Grease 2’s Mom.
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Yep, the Hollywood well is bone dry. This will never happen. Just like that other "Grease" sequel years ago starring Britney Spears with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John playing her parents.
How can Danny and Sandy have had a child, when they were already dead by the end of Grease?
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I wish they would just do a complete remake of Grease that follows the original musical. It would be set in Chicago and probably rated R.
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Nice try, Grease 2’s Mom.
Fantastic!
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Nice try, Grease 2’s Mom.
Are you sure it's not Grease 2's Cow instead? I hear he loves that mooooo-vie.
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