‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie to Hit Theaters Next Year

by William White | June 28, 2013 4:06 pm

Comcast’s (CMCSA[1]) Universal Studios and Focus Features announced¬†August 1, 2014[2] as the global release date for the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation.

Focus Feature acquired movie rights to all three books in the Fifty Shades Trilogy in 2012.

Sam Taylor-Johnson will be directing the film[3]. Previously Johnson directed the 2010 film Nowhere Boy, which was a biopic of John Lennon’s early teenage years.

Kelly Marcel, who is the creator of Fox’s Terra Nova, has been hired to write the screenplay[4] for the movie. She is also credited as writing the screenplay for the upcoming film Saving Mr. Banks, which acts as a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the Marry Poppins film.

Marcel isn’t planning to hold back for the movie and says it will be filled with sex[5].

No actors have been announced for the film yet, but Emma Waston quickly squashed rumors[6] of her involvement.

The Fifty Shades Trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide according to Focus Features.

Endnotes:
  1. CMCSA: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CMCSA
  2. August 1, 2014: http://www.focusfeatures.com/profile/press
  3. directing the film: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853374/?ref_=tt_ov_dr
  4. to write the screenplay: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2813876/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  5. filled with sex: http://investorplace.com/2013/01/screenwriter-fifty-shades-movie-will-be-raunchy/
  6. squashed rumors: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/no-fifty-shades-for-emma-watson/

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