By Ale Russian
April 09, 2019 at 11:35 PM EDT

We’re finally going to learn a whole lot more about that one summer night when Danny Zucko and Sandy Olsson met.

Paramount is developing a Grease prequel titled Summer Loving, which will give more backstory on the two main characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be written by John August, who is behind movies like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Big Fish.

Grease - 1978
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The movie musical picked up back at school after Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) met over the summer, with both characters spilling the beans about that fateful meeting to their friends during one of the movie’s most iconic songs “Summer Nights.”

The two went on to fall in love again and fly into the sky (literally) for their happy ending by the end of the movie.


Before shooting the 1978 classic, Travolta was a 24-year-old TV heartthrob on Welcome Back, Kotter, while Newton-John was a huge music star, with a string of Top 10 hits.

The two recently celebrated the movie’s 40th anniversary with exclusive interviews to PEOPLE.

“They were desperately looking for a Sandy,” he said. “I said, ‘There is only one person that should play this role and it’s Olivia Newton-John…She’s every guy’s dream.’”

Forty years later, the pair are still good friends.

“We text!” said Newton-John of their bond. “We did something life-changing, making that film. I feel grateful to have worked with him.”

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