We're sure avid E.L. James readers will be interested in this news...
The upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey has a top new production team on board. Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti have been named as part of the team, beating out the likes of Imagine’s Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) and Stuber Production’s Scott Stuber (The Umbrella Academy).
The picture has been fast-tracked by Universal and Focus Features’s $5 million deal with the author. The choice of producers seems well-informed and actually rather thoughtful; De Luca has been at the producing helm of films such as The Social Network, on the set of which Brunetti worked with him.
E.L. James’ tale traces the dominant/submissive relationship that blossoms between a naive young graduate, Anastasia Steele, and an impossibly wealthy CEO, Christian Grey.
The series actually started out as Twilight fanfiction, with Bella Swan and Edward Cullen acting as inspiration for the author.
But it has now sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and so begins the first mainstream attempt at making an erotic soft porn novel full of intricate details of s&m into a nicely lucrative 12A!
Good luck... we can't wait to see it!