With many “50 Shades” fans becoming understandably impatient in the wait for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie and the casting of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, ComingSoon.net reported this Wednesday, Feb. 20, that there be a silver — or is it grey? — lining on the horizon. According to their sources, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie may have a release date early as the summer of 2014!
The Hollywood Reported recently spoke with the chairman of Universal Pictures, Adam Fogelson, who revealed that the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaptation is moving along very quickly, in fact, and could even hit the silver screen this 2014.
"I don't believe that [E.L. James] had any interest in going to a studio where rushing it into production was the vision," says Fogelson. "I don't believe that the second or third film would have benefited from that strategy. And I think that there are totally legitimate questions about what this book is as a movie. I will tell you that the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie is an absolute priority for us. It's conceivable that we could be ready to release it as early as next summer."
Focus Features and Universal Pictures won the rights to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy last March, and Fogelson no doubt intends for the movie-makers to take advantage of those rights (with EL James' input in tow) to make a great film adaptation, from casting that perfect Christian Grey to some of the challenges and involvements that go into making a big screen hit.
Of course, without any confirmed news of a potential director or casting roles for leads Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, we “Fifty Shades of Grey” fans will have to see whether these hopeful rumors of the film premiering in 2014 ring true. Do you think (we all certainly hope, of course) the earnest aspirations of the production team can make the film reach its attempted 2014 release?