They’ve clearly never heard the phrase ‘let sleeping dogs lie’ because against everyone’s wishes they continue to pump out films nobody asked for.
Don’t get me wrong, I love me a bit of ‘Grease’; it’s one of those films that’s so cheesy and bad it’s actually brilliant, while the songs are undeniably great.
‘You’re The One That I Want’ is a Stone. Cold. Classic.
If you thought you’d seen the last of Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson’s love story, though, you were wrong, as more than 40 years after the original movie debuted a prequel film is reportedly in the works, presumably because someone in the ideas factory has run out of inspiration.
The film is expected to explain how main characters Sandy and Danny met, expanding on the story told in the famous song ‘Summer Nights’ from the 1978 film – which explains why the film’s supposedly called ‘Summer Loving.’
Needless to say, Travolta and Newton-John won’t be appearing, because they’re old now and also he’s gone a bit strange. Scientology will do that.
According to Deadline, John August, the man’s who brought the Aladdin live-action remake to the screen (another film we don’t need) is writing the script.
There was actually a sequel to the original, the intelligently titled ‘Grease 2’, but it was universally panned and showed why it’s better to sometimes leave things alone.
People on social media don’t seem too happy about the prospect of a prequel either.
“You don’t need a Grease prequel there’s literally a whole song that already explains it!!!” posted someone.
A second tweeted: “…But, it was shown in the beginning of Grease…there’s no reason to have a prequel.”
Another quipped: “If I’m going by the lyrics to Summer Lovin, a Grease prequel is basically just a porno.”
The only reason I’d condone a prequel would be if they completely changed the film’s genre and made it a psychological thriller.
Remember that weird fan theory about the entire movie just being dreamt up by a dying Sandy? (It was to do with her singing about being saved from drowning by Danny in ‘Summer Nights’).
Do something with that!
John Travolta loved it. He told USA Today:
“I love it; imaginations are awesome.”
“These things are bound to happen to something timeless like this. It’s so fun.”
Again, odd bloke.
Loved this though…
Images via YouTube/Paramount Pictures