Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Rights Sold

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. JamesIn late March the Fifty Shades of Grey movie rights were acquired by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, giving them the exclusive rights to turn the book into a movie.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James Tops Amazon Best Seller ListI find this interesting because, if you haven’t heard of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey is a BDSM erotica novel written by E.L. James. It’s quite popular and has taken the book community by storm. It has even topped the Amazon best sellers list. I personally haven’t read it although I have been tempted because of the sheer popularity of an erotic novel, which I really haven’t seen happen and is quite rare.

Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book in a trilogy about a college student named Anastasia who starts a relationship with a man name Christian Grey, who is a successful and rich entrepreneur. The book takes us on a journey through their relationship as they grow to know each other both physically and as individuals.

But as far turning the book into a movie, how will this be done main stream? Even if it was rated R, I would think that the sexual tone of the story would have to be greatly reduced in order for it not to feel like a porn.

Having said all that, it is still a romance and so I will be curious to see how the Shades of Grey movie will balance the romance, story, and sexual subjects in order to release a movie based on the book to the masses. If done right then I will certainly be interested in seeing the whole trilogy of books as movies.

What are your thoughts on a Fifty Shades of Grey movie? Have you read the book? Do you think a movie based on the book will flourish as a movie or flop?

Source Credits: Deadline New York

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