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10 July 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Coming Soon

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50 Shades Of Grey Gets Its Producers

Mega-successful bonk-buster 50 Shades Of Grey has now sold 31 million copies around the world, so you can just feel that movie adaptation getting closer. The film rights were sold back in March, but today comes news that producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti have won a bidding war to produce the film.

The book, for the three people who still haven't succumbed to peer pressure and read it, concerns Anastasia, a college graduate who captures the interest of a young, handsome billionaire (ha!) called Christian Grey. Only catch, as far as the virginal Anastasia is concerned, is that Grey is into BDSM and wants her to sign a contract promising to be his submissive. Which comes as a bit of a shock to her system (not literally; electrocution is not actually included).

De Luca and Brunetti previously worked together on The Social Network, so they have some form in making a film that's better than the book it's based on. On the other hand, De Luca produced Ghost Rider and The Love Guru, which were... less successful. Keep your eyes peeled for more movement on this project as it goes forward, and try to imagine how the heck this is going to work. Maybe they can get Aaron Sorkin to write the script; that worked well for Twilight...


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This might be a shit book (I know because I've actually read it and I bet than none of the others commenters have. It really really is a shitty book. A lot of clichés, a lot of words being repeated over and over and over. It's very obvious that some bits and pieces are inspired but the rest is just kind of the glue between these pieces.) but it's not meant to be a good book, it's meant to be erotic and arousing. But they couldn't possibly make this into a good movie, not with only the curre More

Posted by thisiscarlijn at 21:23 on 14 July 2012 | Report This Post

Will Paul Verhoevan Direct?
Look's like it's right up his street....'well yesh!' More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:03 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

You get better stories in the letters section of Mayfair magazine. I don't get the difference between this and Mills & Boon. And the fact that people like Bret Easton Ellis are getting giddy about it's film adap makes me think it's another nail in the coffin of smart cinema. More

Posted by LSJShez at 15:05 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

Isn't it incredible...
...how utter shite can become part of the cultural zeitgeist. I'm going to write a book about pirates and giant robots fucking the back doors off each other while a mopey, monobrowed vampire and his dull-as-fucking-dishwater muse climb trees in the rain and write down what they see of the spectacle from a literal and philosophical standpoint. That's pretty much it from me <scratches head> More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 14:17 on 10 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The 3 People who haven't succumbed to peer=pressure
*waves* I was put off by the fact that people with less than a brain cell shared between them raved about it at work. Although I suppose it's a good thing they're actually reading...   More

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The 3 People who haven't succumbed to peer=pressure
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