When Danny met Sandy: Grease sequel set for release

Jamie Donnelly Susan Buckner Olivia Newton John and Didi Conn sing

A Grease prequel? Tell me more, tell me more.

The prequel is said to be about the summer Danny and Sandy met, taking its inspiration from the classic song "Summer Nights".

The studio has tapped screenwriter John August (Big Fish) to pen the prequel script, his publicist Bebe Lerner confirmed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Players has chosen John August, who wrote Big Fish, to write the script for the new film, which is now in development.

The film will take place in the summer before Danny and Sandy - originally played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - were reunited at Rydell High.

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The prequel will fill in the picture of the love on the beach before school started. After each of them recount to their friends their steamy summer romance, they reunite, but it doesn't initially go as perfectly as either of them imagined.

It makes sense that Paramount would greenlight a Grease prequel given that the property has maintained popularity for decades (save for the low point that came with the oft-forgotten Grease 2 in 1982) and has continued to reach new generations.

A prequel to the 1978 musical is reportedly in the works, according to Deadline. Most recently, FOX broadcast a live production of Grease, known as Grease: Live, as a 2016 television special starring Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, and Vanessa Hudgens.

No word yet on exactly how August plans to bring this story to life, but the way I see it we have three options here.

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