Fifty Shades of National Book Lovers Day

Today is National Book Lovers Day, so of course we wanted to give a shout out to the three books that brought us all together . . . Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.

NBLD bwThere doesn’t seem to be a National Movie Lovers Day, but with Team Fifty hard at work to bring us Fifty Shades of Grey in August 2014, we may need to campaign to start one!

Team 50

  • Dana Brunetti: Co-producer
  • Michael DeLuca: Co-producer
  • E L James: Author
  • Kelly Marcel: Screenwriter
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson: Director

We can picture the concession stand collector’s items already!

The Countdown To Fifty Shades of Grey Is On!

365 Days to FSoG

How did we get here?

We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to watching this next year of the journey from print to screen to unfold!

Team Fifty Progress Report

 Delayed gratification — Resisting a smaller but more immediate reward in order to receive a larger or more enduring reward later.

While progress seems slow to anxious FSoG fans, there is progress nonetheless.

  • Producers Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca recently met with FSoG screenwriter Kelly Marcel.

Lunch with a couple of friends @MichaelDe_Luca &

Team Fifty Meeting

  • Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter released a Q&A with Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson, the movie studio bringing the books to the big screen. To read the complete article, which includes a possible summer 2014 release of the first installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, go here.

Q&A: Universal Chairman Wants ‘Fifty Shades’ for Summer 2014, More ‘Bourne’ and ‘Van Helsing’ Reboot 

 Retweeted by E L James
  •  With the author herself preparing for a trip to California, Fogelson’s reply to THR’s question about Angelina Jolie being asked to direct FSoG is even more compelling.

No. We’re involved in a different project [the World War II drama Unbroken] with her. But we have had really, really interesting, great conversations with talented, serious filmmakers.

Let’s face it. We’re talking about Fifty here. Would we really want anything less than large and enduring? *raises glass* Here’s to delayed gratification ;)

E L James Meeting with Fifty Shades of Grey Screenwriter Kelly Marcel

The author landed in LA yesterday and, within hours, sent out this tweet.

Who is that gorgeous sexy chick I’m with

A couple of days prior, #TeamFifty co-producer @DanaBrunetti was also meeting with the screenwriter.

Dana Brunetti ‏@DanaBrunetti
I had lunch with @MissMarcel yesterday. This is her copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Marcel FSoG copy

This is exciting, as it represents progress for the movie adaptation. Hopefully, the script treatment is going well and a director will be joining Team Fifty soon.

As the author has stated, this is a very slow process. While we’re all impatient when it comes to news about our favorite topic, we’d much rather they take their time and get it right, especially since all three books are being made into movies. We have complete faith that they will!