Grease prequel

41 years after the mega-popular musical Grease first cruised into theaters and 37 years after its sequel debuted, a Grease prequel is in development at Paramount Pictures. John August (Big Fish, Go) is writing the screenplay, which will focus on the initial meeting between the slick, leather-jacket-clad “greaser” Danny Zuko (played by John Travolta in the original) and the innocent high school student Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John).

The big question, of course, is why does a prequel about their early love life need to exist when Danny and Sandy’s early relationship is discussed – and even overtly shown – in the original movie?
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