50 Shades Of Grey movie due next summer?

News Simon Brew 21 Feb 2013 - 07:24

There might be some artistic sensuality on the big screen in 2014, as 50 Shades Of Grey moves ever closer...

Ah, now we know how you all like a bit the odd arty film, and clearly there will be nothing over the top about the forthcoming movie adaptation of the hit novel 50 Shades Of Grey. We've not had the benefit of reading the book, but we're sure that any raunchy bits are entirely in keeping with the necessities of the story, and we're also utterly sure that the film version will be sensitive to that.

We also suspect that had it been made 20 years ago, Michael Douglas would have signed up to it by now. He might also have brought some of his signature knitwear to the role.

As things stand, the status of the 50 Shades Of Grey movie is that Kelly Marcel had been signed up to pen a screenplay. There's been the odd casting rumours too, with Mila Kunis sort-of suggesting she may be interested in the movie a week or two back. But for a while, it's been radio silence.

However, the chairman of Universal Pictures, Adam Fogelson, has now told The Hollywood Reporter that it's full steam ahead on the project, noting that he doesn't believe that writer E L James "had any interest in going to a studio where rushing it into production was the vision". Admitting that "there are totally legitimate questions about what this book is as a movie", he then revealed that "we could be ready to release it as early as next summer".

We might be going out on a limb here, but we suspect that the studio will not be targeting a PG-13 rating.

You can read the full interview with Fogelson here.

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Oh rejoice!!! As if a screen adaptation of this isn't bad enough, we'll have every studio making their own versions just to cash in. PG-13... that's bloody hilarious. E.L. James should be locked away for crimes against literacy. Mila Kunis is the new Demi Moore, I despair.

"50 Shades Of Grey movie due next summer? There might be some artistic sensuality on the big screen in 2014"

I think next summer is in 2013.

Exactly, a girly novel with mild S&M overtones - I'm struggling to see the geek angle here.

Give the female lead to either Emma Stone or Mila Kunis and i'll do the spanking bit. ;)

probably because of it's Twilight fanfic origins.

and it's funny!

I knew what they meant...

These kinds of movies have been death to the careers of young actresses before who have always found it difficult to move away from it subsequently.

I can't imagine a 'name' actress would do it, though possibly an up and coming one or someone wanting to break away from a particular stereotype. I imagine some ex-Disney starlet will be talking to her agent about it and wondering this would make her cool and seen as a 'grown-up' actress.

Good for you.

Sounds like a job for Adam Sandler.

'We might be going out on a limb here, but we suspect that the studio will not be targeting a PG-13 rating'
NEVER underestimate the stupidity of a movie studio executive.

Honestly? I put it live more because of the latter than the former. Think it's hilarious. Can we get Nathan Fillion cast in it? - Simon

With Fillion's trademark smirk during every scene it would just play like some corny porno from the 70s/80s.

Douglas would have been the natural choice during his peak, though. Good spot!

Oh God.....Here we go. Well this was bound to happen sooner or later. I wonder who is going to go and see this film? The same people that have read the book?

Probably....Either way they will have an IQ of about 3.....

I think I will go away for a few weeks, write a really crap book, but put lots of sex in it and cheesy love scenes and "cutting edge" bondage stuff, and then release it and make millions.

After all if the market is there for it, I might as well get some cash from lots of stupid people too....


Women are too classy to watch porn... but they'll read the crap out of it.

How come I've seen at least two very convincing trailers for this movie on YouTube? I thought at least one of them was real. Can't remember who was in them, but I'm sure one had a couple of big Hollywood stars.

It's 'Deep Throat' all over again!

What on Earth is this doing on Den Of Geek? I'm just curious.

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