Erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey was almost adapted as a TV show. The CEO of US network Starz Chris Albrecht revealed that he had asked Universal for the rights to the E. L. James’ novels, reported Digital Spy.
If successful, he would have adapted the novels into three seasons, one for each book. He is taking this approach with his upcoming series ‘Outlander’, which is based on a series of romantic fantasy novels by Diana Gabaldon.
“If you read the ‘Outlander’ book, this could only be a series. I’m the guy who called up Universal and said, ‘I’ll get you three years on the air as a series – let’s just do a Fifty Shades of Grey series,” he said.
“You don’t have to worry about box office, you don’t have to worry about a rating, you can tell the story the right way.”
Fifty Shades of Grey movie will release on Valentine’s Day 2015.
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The first Fifty Shades of Grey movie may not be out until next February but according to new inside reports, Universal are so convinced of box office success that they’re already forging ahead with the sequel.
The first movie based on EL James’ smash hit novel wrapped shooting back in February, with the Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson starring flick hitting cinemas on Valentine’s Day week 2015.
Thanks to the huge fan base surrounding James’ novel, Universal are said to be making plans for a second movie based on the book Fifty Shades Darker.
Tracking Board report that the studio “is actively moving ahead” with the new movie. With the first film expected to easily make back its estimated $40 million budget, it’s not a huge surprise that the studio wants to cash in and get cracking on another potential money spinner.
Interestingly the site report that the new movie is currently an “open writing assignment (OWA)” which means that the hunt for a new writer is on.
Kelly Marcel adapted the first novel for the big screen but then both Patrick Marber and Mark Bomback were hired to polish up the script, but this time around it looks like Universal want to bring in fresh talent.
According to the report, none of the cast has officially signed on for the follow-up and director Sam Taylor-Johnson is not a certain return either. Kristin Lowe will be back as an executive, and dream team Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will still be producing though, says the insider.
Surely Jamie and Dakota will be back as Christian and Anastasia? The two leads have already gained a huge following among FSOG fans, even before the first footage from the movie is released. It would be plain wrong to introduce another Ana and Christian for a second movie.
Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson has lined up her next lit to screen project. She’s attached to star in a film adaptation of Forever, Interrupted the debut novel by author Taylor Jenkins Reid about Elsie, a young woman who elopes after a whirlwind romance and forges an unlikely relationship with her mother-in-law after her husband suddenly dies.
Gidden Media’s Amy Baer (Last Vegas) is producer on the novel adaptation, which Johnson will also executive produce. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake are also exec producing with John Middleton and Roy Lee. Erin Westerman is overseeing for Good Universe.
Jenkins Reid’s novel was published last July by Atria Books and Resolution’s Rich Green negotiated the book deal on behalf of P.S. Literary’s Carly Watters while Peter Sample of Jackoway, Tyerman negotiated the book rights on behalf of Gidden Media and Good Universe.
Dakota attended the Chanel Couture Fall-Winter show in Paris sporting a plunging black button up shirt and matching leather trousers teamed with black chunky high heeled boots. The actress wore her dark blonde hair in a tousled style teamed with oversized sunglasess and happily waved to photographers outside the event.
The nominees for the 16TH ANNUAL YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARDS were announced last week, with “Divergent,” “22 Jump Street” and “The Fault in Our Stars” among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while “Pretty Little Liars,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Orange is the New Black” face off for the title of most Bingeworthy TV Show.
The 2014 ceremony will air for the second consecutive year on The CW network on Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Kelly Osbourne will host the ceremony in Los Angeles.
The event honors the accomplishments of the entertainment industry’s rising young stars from the worlds of television, music, film, fashion, sports and social media. Fans can vote online in the categories of Fan Favorite Male and Female Actor.
· Danielle Brooks
· Elle Fanning
· DAKOTA JOHNSON
· Nicola Peltz
· Margot Robbie