The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Paramount is developing a Grease prequel named Summer Loving, and have brought screenwriter John August on board to write the script.
The 1978 musical film focused on greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson have a summer fling and go their separate ways, with the two thinking they may never meet again. At the beginning of the new school year however, it turns out that Sandy has transferred to Rydell High School, same High School where Danny is at. As Danny recounts his summer love with his gang the T-Birds, and Sandy tells the Pink Ladies her version of events, they learn that their stories about each other don’t match, leaving Sandy humiliated and Danny having to fight to win her back. But will they be able to rekindle their romance?
The films opening scene, the end of the summer fling, will obviously be tackled in the prequel about their fateful meeting.
The report states that Parmount’s division, Paramount Players, will be developing the project, with Temple Hill and Picturestart producing.