Social Network Team Making 50 Shades Movie
Erotic bestseller headed for the big screen
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2012 4:33 AM CDT
"50 Shades" sold millions of copies in weeks after going viral.   (AP Photo/Vintage Books)

(Newser) – The producers behind The Social Network are teaming up again for a story a lot steamier than the founding of Facebook. Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the movie adaptation of the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy of erotic novels. EL James' trilogy about an affair between a college student and a kinky billionaire has sold more than 31 million copies worldwide. Universal Studios and Focus Features snapped up the movie rights for $5 million after a heated bidding war earlier this year, notes the Hollywood Reporter.

"At its core, Fifty Shades of Grey is a complex love story, requiring a delicate and sophisticated hand to bring it to the big screen," a Universal exec said in a statement. "Mike and Dana’s credits more than exemplify what we need in creative partners, and we’re glad to have them as part of our team." The duo are currently working on Captain Phillips, the true story of an American cargo ship captain taken hostage by Somali pirates.

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Jul 10, 2012 10:38 PM CDT
So much of what is in this book is really not something you would want to have happen in any D/s relationship. The author has about as much knowledge as you get from Googling books like Story of O or watching Secretary. Also, if you can be INSPIRED by twilight to write fan fiction, poorly written fan fiction I might add, then there is something wrong with you.
Jul 10, 2012 3:54 PM CDT
It will probably be as tame as Secretary.
Jul 10, 2012 10:38 AM CDT
New most popular porn flick coming to a theater near you