‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie Deal
According to an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Twilight fan fiction story turned New York Times bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey may be turned into a movie! Author E. L. James sold the movie rights to her trilogy books to Universal Studios and Focus Films for a rumored $5 million. Here’s part of the interview with James.
“We went with Focus because they have a great background in handling difficult material,” and also because the studio gave the author the approvals she wanted, including script and casting. “This makes me sound like a control freak, doesn’t it?” she acknowledged with a laugh.
As for negotiating all the tricky bits pertaining to the books’ extremely graphic, kinky sex, James says, “I think that’s going to be a collaborative process. That’s a big word in Hollywood, isn’t it — PRO-cess.” Along the way, too, the fortysomething wife and mother of two teenage sons demonstrated a forcefulness that her dark hero Christian Grey might admire. “We always said that if we didn’t find a fit, we’d pack our bags and go home. Seriously. We’d have a wonderful week in Hollywood and go home,” she said. “But also, look, life is not a dress rehearsal. I didn’t want to get to be 90 and say, why didn’t I try something? This is a great opportunity. And I took it.”
I read a lot of Twilight Fanfiction, and Master of the Universe was one of my favorites. I started reading it when she first published it on fan fiction and waited patiently for her updates. It was then pulled for it’s content, which she started posting the updates on her website. I faithfully kept up with her updates and was extremely happy to hear about her book deal.
Many people have their opinions on this. I, for one, am very happy for E. L. James and her success. It was a suspenseful, intense, and eye popping story. However, be warned….it’s not suitable for everyone.
I just remember looking at the Cosmopolis set photos of Robert Pattinson and thinking…..it’s Fifty!!! LOL!
What are your thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey and the movie deal?
UPDATE, William: And here’s a sexxy video: (NSFxxxW)