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The Grease Prequel That No One Asked For Is In The Works

The Grease Prequel That No One Asked For Is In The Works

You're the one that I [don't] want!

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Grease is one of those musicals that has lasted through the ages, with people around the world singing their tunes. Whether it's 'Greased Lightnin' or 'You're The One That I Want', it's a party favourite for most.

Well, get ready to have a new set of bangers to sing and dance to because the prequel no one has asked for its reportedly in the works.

The bloke who brought the Aladdin live-action remake to the screen, John August, is writing the script, according to Deadline.

The storyline will reportedly draw inspiration from the track 'Summer Nights', aka how Sandy and Danny met and fell in love over one hot summer season.

It's a dangerous line to walk by touching the iconic original.


Grease 2 was released four years after the first and it was not well received. It only made $4 million dollars more than the budget of the project - which, in movie terms, isn't something to boast about.

It now has a 37 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the critical consensus saying: "Grease 2 is undeniably stocked with solid songs and well-choreographed dance sequences, but there's no getting around the fact that it's a blatant retread of its far more entertaining predecessor."

Jim Jacobs, the man who co-created the first film, even hated it. He said the film still brings a brief frown to his face.

Despite it's terrible outcome, there have been talks for a third instalment to the franchise for some time.

Olivia Newton John, who played Sandy, said in 2003: "They're writing it, and we'll see what happens. If the script looks good, I'll do it. But I haven't seen the script, and it has to be cleverly done."

Five years later there were rumours a straight-to-DVD sequel was being made but thankfully the project never got off the ground.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film