Archived from on December 11, 2007. He made a number of casting recommendations that Stigwood ultimately accepted, including suggesting who had never directed a theatrical feature before this but had directed Travolta in the 1976 telefilm as director, and , then known almost exclusively as a singer, as Sandy. She's unmoved by his pleas for forgiveness until he asks her to wear his ring, which she gleefully accepts. Frenchy invites Sandy to a sleepover with the Pink Ladies to cheer her up. A sequel, , was released in 1982, starring and as a newer class of greasers. Newton-John had done little acting before this film, with only one film credit the unreleased 1970 film , which predated her singing breakthrough to her name up to that time. The drive-in movie scenes were shot at the Burbank Pickwick Drive-In it was closed and torn down in 1989 and a shopping center took its place.
However, when Grease 2 flopped, nobody would touch me. The final scene where the carnival took place used. The film was produced by and , and directed and choreographed by , who also choreographed the first film and the Broadway musical. However, the Cool Rider reappears. The production had built up considerable momentum by that time and Hollywood seemed the next logical stop for such a proven crowd-pleaser. Sandy shocks everyone when she arrives with a new, wilder hairstyle and wearing a revealing black outfit and leather jacket. The new film will aim to recount the very first meeting between Danny and Sandy — which both teens sing to their friends about in one of the most well known songs from Grease, Summer Nights.
The numbers in Grease 2 are so hopelessly insubstantial that the cast is forced to burst into melody about pastimes like bowling. Related: Now, just after forty years since the big screen adaptation was released, has revealed that Paramount is looking to revive the Grease brand with a prequel. Maxwell and I were being thrust down the public's throat in huge full page advertisements. Filming took place throughout a 58-day shooting schedule during the of 1981. I'd been taking singing lessons and I had taken dance, because I loved to dance, but I had never considered myself a professional at all. He is welcomed and introduced to the school atmosphere by Frenchy, who was asked by Sandy to help show Michael around. Few of the original cast members reprised their roles.
Newton-John, who is native to England and lived most of her life in Australia, was unable to perform with a convincing American accent, and thus her character was rewritten to be Australian. Grease is now the fourth highest-grossing live action musical. Pfeiffer had only made a few films before: That was really weird for me. Before Michael leaves, he tells Stephanie that he will see her at the school , in which the Pink Ladies and T-Birds are performing. I know the producers put them up to it. Released on June 16, 1978, Grease was successful both critically and commercially. The 1978 movie opens with a musical number where Danny John Travolta brags to his T-Bird friends about wild nights with an Aussie babe.
Johnny, enraged by Stephanie's new romance, threatens to fight the Cool Rider if he sees him with her again. There was no way we could live up to any of that and we didn't. The T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and Scorpions gather for the race, with the winner receiving the loser's car as a prize. The exterior Rydell scenes, including the basketball, baseball and track segments, were shot at in , while the Rydell interiors, including the high school dance, were filmed at. It felt like a bucket of cold water had been thrown in my face. Stockard Channing — There Are Worse Things I Could Do — 02:22 21. With only a few television roles and small film appearances, the 23-year-old Pfeiffer was an unknown actress when she attended the casting call audition for the role of Stephanie.
Before it even came out the hype had started. At first, they both are thrilled to see each other, but Danny almost instantly after acts boyish, obnoxious and indifferent to her in front of his friends to seem impressive, upsetting Sandy. John Travolta — Sandy — 02:32 06. Instrumental — Sandy Sing-A-Long Version — 02:31 06. Stuart, a substitute teacher, a gang of rival motorcyclists called the Cycle Lords most of whom are members of the defunct Scorpions led by Leo Balmudo, surprise the T-Birds at the bowling alley.
Rizzo puts Sandy and Danny together, surprising both of them. Instrumental — Love Is A Many Splendored Thing — 01:23 24. Instrumental — Summer Nights Sing-A-Long Version — 03:36 03. We're not sure anyone was asking for a prequel filling in the blanks of the 'Summer Nights' song from the beginning of the classic movie musical, but reports that one is happening anyway. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Danny, Sandy arrives at school, with her family's plans having changed, with her new friend Frenchy, a member of the Pink Ladies. Rizzo and the other girls pressure Sandy into smoking a cigarette and having a drink of wine at the sleepover. Just as Michael is about to reveal his identity, they are interrupted by the arrival of the T-Birds and Pink Ladies.
Cindy Bullens — Freddy My Love — 02:48 19. Kenickie arrives with a used car he plans on rebuilding so he can race it at Thunder Road, a popular spot; as he says this, Leo Balmudo, a rival greaser from the Scorpions, drives by in a menacing manner. Grease is gonna tell us more, tell us more, tell us more about Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson's love story more than 40 years after the original movie. At lunch, Frenchy introduces Sandy to the other Pink Ladies while Danny and the T-Birds make fun of practicing football players, including the handsome Tom Chisum. The project will be a joint-production collaboration with and Picturestart Productions. Johnny and his T-Birds remove the competing Preptones - boys - by tying them to a shower pole in the boys' locker room and drenching them. Grease 2 was intended to be the second film and first sequel in a proposed Grease franchise of four films and a.
Despite Leo using bladed hub caps in a sequence paying homage to , Danny wins the race. The part played by was originally meant for but she was unable to appear as she was filming a peanut butter advertisement that week. If My old friend Ute, or my new friend BiG or maybe someone else could help me, I'd really appreciate it. Little does he know that babe is new exchange student Sandy Olivia Newton-John , who is simultaneously telling a much more romantic version of events to the other Pink Ladies. Other better-known actresses up for the part included , , , and singer. The film was nominated for a for Worst Picture.
I went crazy with that movie. What we do currently know, however, is that the new film will be scripted by John August, who has long been a familiar talent in Hollywood, having written a variety of films for director Tim Burton, including , Corpse Bride and Dark Shadows. Patricia Birch, the original movie's choreographer, directed the sequel. Print edition, May 28, 2011, p. This time the story can't even masquerade as an excuse for stringing the songs together.