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'Grease' prequel 'Summer Loving' officially gets a director

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'Grease' prequel 'Summer Loving' officially gets a director

A couple of years ago a popular fan theory sprouted that Danny and Sandy were dead for the entire Grease movie after drowning at the beach.

The 1978 Grease film focused on high school teens Danny and Sandy who enjoy a summer fling and then learn they attend the same high school.

Grease was an immediate commercial and critical success and was the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time.

Grease starred John Travolta, 66, as Danny and Olivia Newton-John, 71, as Sandy.

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name.

Well fans, it wont be long before we find out because a Grease prequel is officially happening! Summer Lovin', inspired by the opening phrase of the song, will detail that fateful meeting and what followed.

You know, the one they sing about in "Summer Nights".

According to new reports in Deadline, the film is progressing as planned, with director Brett Haley joining screenwriter Leah McKendrick on the project.

Temple Hill, who worked with Haley on "Sorta Like a Rock Star", and Picturestart are producing.

While a less well received sequel in Grease 2 arrived in 1982, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Maxwell Caulfield.

Though it bombed at the box office, making just $15 million (and having cost $11 million), it has since taken on something of a cult following.

It also made the career of Australian actress Newton-John, providing her with her first major starring role. Rizzo suddenly isn't pregnant and Kenickie suddenly decides that he actually loves her [and] the geeky kid gets onto the sports team.

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