DEADLINE - Deadline has confirmed thatAladdinscreenwriterJohn Augustis writing a prequel toParamount’s 1978 musicalGrease.The pic will take it’s jumping off point from the song “Summer Nights” and focus on the fling that John Travolta and Olivia Newton John’s high school characters Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson had before reconnecting in the movie that everyone knows. Zuko’s memory of the fling is more raunchy, while Olsson remembers an encounter that was more innocent.
Oh joy...an origin story literally no one was asking for...has Hollywood really gotten THAT lazy?!! It seems we're just regurgitating old stories and spin offs instead of TAKING LEAPS AND BOUNDS AND TRYING SOME NEW STUFF. Jesus, this movie hasn't even been written yet and I already know it's gonna suck. They'll be lucky if it lands on a straight to TV movie (probably Freeform or Nickelodeon) deal when it's written. Oh and don't think I'm the only one upset about this lazy half assed idea. The internet does not want this movie to be made...and in the age of the internet, this movie just received a terrible Rotten Tomatoes score before the script was even written. An incredible feat. - @Traceahamilton