If you ever insisted on wearing a poodle skirt for Halloween and dressing like Sandy from Grease, you are going to want to listen up to today's news! There is a Grease prequel movie in the works and we're over here trying really hard to contain our excitement.
While we all love the classic from 1978, it was just too good not to want more. While there was a spin-off, it never really compared to the original. Earlier this week, Deadline reported that a Grease prequel is in the works with Paramount Pictures. With the original making $400 million at the global box office and the live-action television version starring Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens in 2016 winning five Emmys, it's only natural to want to explore additional options.
Screenwriter John August, also know for the upcoming live-action Aladdin and writing the Charlie's Angels spin offs, has been tasked with working on this project.
Being a prequel, the film, which is reportedly being called Summer Loving, will take a look at one of our favorite tunes from the original "Summer Nights," and build the movie premises around that. If you remember from the original, both Sandy and Danny remember their summer romance fondly, but also have very different memories of what actually happened, giving viewers the opportunity to finally learn the truth.
As expected, many people have been sharing their hesitations on social media and we totally get it: sometimes a spinoff in any way is just trying to have too much of a good thing and could ruin the storyline. However, we just can't help but to be a bit intrigued about what the storyline and characters would reveal.
No further details have been released about when we can expect this movie to be released so we can schedule our BFF date. Nothing about who would star as Sandy or Rizzo or Danny, but we're going to be over here waiting...
One thing is for sure though, with the original Grease soundtrack selling over 38 million copies worldwide, whoever is in charge of the music for this film has some incredibly large shoes to fill.