Erotica author E L James has sold the film rights to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to Universal Pictures. Focus Features will partner with the studio to market and distribut the the film.
Fifty Shades of Grey began as Twilight fan fiction but became an unexpected hit with readers around the country. Follow the links below to follow the book’s journey from fanfiction.net to a major film deal.
Only one question remains: how will they adapt the X-rated book? Focus Features CEO James Schamus had this statement in the release: “At its core, this is a romance of the most emotionally resonant, but delicate, order — and we look forward to working with our colleagues at Universal to transform E L James’ vision into a great film.”