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What could Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele, The Sea Witch and The Little Mermaid possibly have in common?
The writer tasked with adapting "Fifty Shades of Grey" for the screen, Kelly Marcel, has been tapped to pen the latest screen version of "The Little Mermaid," the Hans Christian Andersen fable best known in pop culture circles as the hit Disney flick from 1989.
Marcel will rewrite "The Little Mermaid" script for Golden Globe nominated director Joe Wright, according to Deadline. Coincidentally, Wright was once thought to be the guy who would bring the popular bondage story ("Grey," not "Mermaid"!) to life. Get More »
Golden Globe-nominated director Joe Wright might be best-known for his book-to-screen adaptations of a more classical sort ("Anna Karenina," anyone?), but with so much, um, fan fervor surrounding "Fifty Shades of Grey" — not to mention all that cash money on the line — Universal Pictures might just be set to tap their go-to guy to
wield the whip take the helm on the project.
Variety reports that while there's not an officially 100 percent set-in-stone deal in place just yet, Joe Wright has been chosen to make the mom porn movie happen.
As we noted last week with the release of that rather risque trailer for Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," Emma Watson's stepping far away from the Hermione Granger pedestal built by her "Harry Potter" days, and she's doing a darn fine job of convincing us she doesn't always have to be the squeaky clean good girl on-screen a la "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
In "shocking" news, per the film's screenwriter Kelly Marcel, the upcoming 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie is going to be rated NC-17, according to our good pals at FilmDrunk.
The film, based on the mega-popular series of novels about a young student falling for a handsome billionaire (and then they **** seventy times a day and it's beautiful or something) by writer E.L. James, does not yet have a release date.
"Well, there is going to be a lot of sex in the film," Marcel tells the Sunday Times. "It will be rated NC-17 [18 here]. It’s going to be raunchy." While they are not toning it down — "We are 100% going there" — some of the sex scenes have had to be edited out in order to get some plot in. Get More »
At MTV News' Comic-Con takeover, they've captured everything that went down when "Breaking Dawn" took over Hall H in a live stream yesterday. You can still check out all the videos at MTV and see MTV News' Josh Horowitz with the cast on the red carpet and with all your "Twilight" favorites, including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, and Twi-newbie Mackenzie Foy. And for all you "Twilight" purists out there, Stephenie Meyer even sat down to chat about Comic-Con, a "Twilight" reboot and "50 Shades of Grey."
Head over to MTV to see all the action. It'll make you feel like you were at Comic-Con yourself.
If you've passed a bookstore or checked out the cover of Entertainment Weekly lately, you may be familiar with "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy. E.L. James' first novel is all the rage right now, but it started out as a mega-popular piece of "Twilight" fan fiction called "Master of the Universe." Seriously. The book, which now follows a clumsy, virginal brunette named Anastasia Steele as she falls for a gorgeous, auburn-haired billionaire named Christian Grey, once used the names Bella and Edward and was written with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in mind.
Unlike Bella and Edward, who don't get it on until they're married, Ana and Christian barely know each other when they begin a kinky sexual relationship in which
Edward Christian is a Dominant and Ana a Submissive. Think of it as "Twilight" minus the paranormal plus the graphic sexuality of "9 1/2 Weeks" by way of the dominant-submissive romance in "Secretary."
Now that Universal and Focus have optioned the book, the question on readers' minds is whether Robsten will consider starring in the roles literally written for them. While James, who has ultimate casting control over the leads, has said she hopes unknown stars will take the parts, she surely would love Rob and Kristen to say yes. But if they don't, here's a slate of other potential Anas and Christians that could steam it up together on-screen. Get More »