'Grease' prequel headed to the big screen

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
4:13 | 04/10/19

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You know that song, you're the one that I want, and we want the news about "Grease" and you're going to give it to us in "Pop news," Lara? I'm so excited about this, robin. Yes, that's right. We begin right now with movie news. Listen up. ��� With the four speed on the floor ��� Such a good soundtrack. Greased lightning has apparently struck again with a prequel in the works to one of our favorite movies of all time. Characters Danny and sandy will return to the big screen and the film picks up on that fling they had before they got back to school in the original "Grease" 1978 musical starring John travolta and Olivia newton-john. I know what you're thinking, tell me more, tell me more. How did you know? I knew you were thinking that. So I will. It's called "Summer loving" and it will tell what really happened when Danny met sandy. Oh, yes, cue the romantic music. No word yet on whether travolta or newton-john will be involved at all. It is confirmed that John August who wrote the new aladdin script and Charlie and the chocolate factory to name a few has been tapped to write this screenplay. We are looking forward to that. Great idea. Long time coming. I still really like grease 2. Anyway, the monsters inc gang is also getting back together. Disney plus, parent company's streaming service, is set to debut the animated spinoff series called "Monsters at work." Welcome back to original voice stars John Goodman as sully and Billy crystal as Mike wizokski. Such magic they created. The show will take place six months after the original movie finishes with the power plant now harvesting the laughter of children to fool monstropoulis. Not a relative of George. It will also star John ratsen burger and Henry Winkler and will debut next year. Get ready for Disney plus. I'm hearing that. Oh behave. Oh behave. Also in pop news this morning, John legend going for the gold. Not another award. He already has an got for goodness sakes. He's finally getting over his fear and learning how to swim. Good for you, John legend. Not easy to do as an adult. And if you're a Hollywood mogul you take lessons from an olympian. Ryan Lochte writing, swimming with John legend and getting him ready for the 2020 olympics. He looks good. He only started taking lessons in January. He's been so hope about posting these videos of his progress saying that his main motivation is to be able to swim in any setting and to be safe with his children, Luna and miles. Great inspiration for anybody out there. It can be daunting. It really can be, especially older, but also when you have children -- Got to do it. Got to do it. Good for him. Yes. Also a cautionary tale that you probably need to hear before you let your children play with your device. A staff writer at the new Yorker went to use his iPad, no problem, and then saw this message. Oops, his iPad has been disabled and he can't try to open it again until 25 million minutes. If you're not a math genius that works out to roughly 48 years or the year 2067. His post explains that his 3-year-old tried repeatedly apparently to unlock his iPad. Obviously did not know his password. Evan went to social media and to his community for help and got tips like, time travel seems to be your best bet. Another suggested rebooting both the device and his 3-year-old. Oh, come on. No need to do that. Eventually a follower walked him through the steps. We can report that Evan's iPad should work again before he retires. Isn't that funny? Can you imagine? I could not. We've all seen that message. It's so frustrating. Then finally, this just in, literally just in. We're getting a brand new look at the new lion king trailer, seeing simbas journey for the first time. The highly anticipated movie has a list of stars lending their voices including Beyonce, Donald glover, Seth rogen and James Earl Jones reprising his role as mufasa. Mufasa. It hits theaters July 19th. Say it again, robin. Mmufasa. Take a look, everybody. Here it is. Life's not fair, is it my little friend? While some are born to feast, others spend their lives in the dark. Begging for scraps. Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. While others search for what they can take, a true king searching for what he can give. Run away, simba, and never return. You must take your place in the circle of life. ��� ��� Wow. That looks great.

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