GREASE Prequel in the Works at Paramount with Writer John August Attached

GREASE Prequel in the Works at Paramount with Writer John August Attached

Paramount Players is developing a Grease prequel, titled Summer Loving, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

John August, the writer behind films like Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has been tapped to write the script.

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name. The film follows the lives of greaser Danny Zuko and Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson who develop an attraction for each other. The film stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy.

The prequel is set to center around Danny and Sandy's summer fling that is sung about in the original film.

Grease has been adapted several times, including the 2007 Broadway revival that opened following the NBC reality series Grease: You're THE ONE that I Want! that introduced Laura Osnes to the Broadway world. 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.

August most recently has been apart of the Aladdin writing team, Disney's live-action remake of its classic animated movie that opens May 24. He's he worked on Guillermo Del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Read the original article on The Hollywood Reporter.

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