A film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey became inevitable right around that time when it became one of the most popular works of fiction among women, during a time when Twilight and The Hunger Games are already proving how lucrative books-to-film adaptations can be. What’s surprising is that it could arrive sooner than everyone expected.
According to Universal, the film could arrive in cinemas as early as summer next year, with Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson describing the property as the studio’s “absolute priority”:
“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 it is an absolute priority for us. It’s conceivable that we could be ready to release it as early as next summer.”
Via: The Hollywood Reporter