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Fifty Shades of Grey for summer 2014 release

Fifty Shades of Grey for summer 2014 release

Feb 21 2013, 6:10am CST | by

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is being scheduled for a July 2014 release. Universal Pictures are making the silver screen adaptation of E.L. James' saucy bestseller a top priority and claim the film could...

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Fifty Shades of Grey for summer 2014 release

Feb 21 2013, 6:10am CST | by

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is being scheduled for a July 2014 release.

Universal Pictures are making the silver screen adaptation of E.L. James' saucy bestseller a top priority and claim the film could be ready by next summer.

Adam Fogelson, the chairman of Universal Pictures, told The Hollywood Reporter: ''I don't believe that [author E.L. James] had any interest in going to a studio where rushing it into production was the vision. 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.''

Mila Kunis is currently the favourite to play naïve student Anastasia Steele in the raunchy film, who gets lured into an S&M relationship with billionaire Christian Grey - a role hotly-tipped for the likes of Henry Cavill and Ian Somerholder - but nothing is yet known about potential directors.

However, Adam quashed rumours Universal Pictures asked A-list actress Angelina Jolie to step behind the camera and revealed the studio was merely in discussions with her about World War II drama 'Unbroken'.

He insisted: ''No. We're involved in a different project ['Unbroken'] with her. But we have had really, really interesting, great conversations with talented, serious filmmakers.''

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Blumhouse, Universal Sign A Decade Long Deal

Jul 21 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Insidious" and "The Purge" producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions label have signed a whopping ten-year first-look production deal with Universal Pictures. Blum will also produce content for Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions.  The deal means Blumhouse will bring its "Sinister" franchise to Universal's Focus Features label, giving the studi ...
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Angelina Jolie To Direct And Star With Brad Pitt in By The Sea

Jul 21 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: movie pilot

What's the secret of a good relationship? Honesty? Similarity? Copious amounts of time spent rolling around under the covers? Well, for Hollywood's royal couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, it could be the ability to work together without killing each other.Of course, we all know Pitt and Jolie originally hooked up when appearing together in Mr & Mrs Smith, but now the couple will once again reunite o ...
Source: movie pilot   Full article at: movie pilot
 

 
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Blumhouse and NBCUniversal Sign 10-Year Production Deal

Jul 20 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: Coming Soon

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions today announced that they have entered into a new 10-year first-look production agreement and that Blumhouse is forming new partnerships that will span across NBCUniversal businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. Blumhouse will also bring its "Sinister" franchise to Focus Features, making Universal home to three of the company's most profitable micro-budget fr ...
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Universal, Blumhouse Extend To Decade-Long Production Pact

Jul 20 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: Deadline

In the wake of another strong finish for a Blumhouse genre film, The Purge: Anarchy, Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions have made a new 10-year first-look production agreement. This will include Blumhouse partnerships NBCUniversal businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. Blumhouse will bring its Sinister franchise to Focus Features, making Universal home to three of the company’s most pr ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline
 

 
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in Universal's Intimate Drama ‘By the Sea’

Jul 18 2014 4:32pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are set to star in an intimate, character-driven drama titled “By the Sea,” which Jolie wrote and will direct, as well as produce alongside Pitt, it was announced Friday by Universal Pictures. Universal has acquired worldwide rights to “By the Sea,” which will serve as Jolie’s next film project. Jolie is currently in post-production on “Unbroken,” an epic drama ab ...
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Universal Buys Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt Pic Deadline Broke In May

Jul 18 2014 4:10pm CDT | Source: Deadline

Every studio was after it, but Universal Pictures acquired worldwide rights to the script Angelina Jolie is writing to possibly make her next movie, one she’ll star in with Brad Pitt. Deadline broke news of the project in May. It now has a title, By The Sea, and the studio says Jolie will direct. I’d heard that when I broke the story, but they weren’t admitting it at the time. Jolie and Pitt will produce. Jolie and D ...
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Reteam for By the Sea

Jul 18 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: comingsoon

The project first rumored back in May, Universal Pictures has officially announced By the Sea, a new project from writer-director Angelina Jolie that will re-team her with her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star Brad Pitt. The announcement was made by Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Picture ...
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Guillermo del Toro Says Universal Wants Him to Do FRANKENSTEIN; Would Like to See the Universal Monster Universe Done as Period Movies

Jul 17 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: Collider

Though there are a number of projects that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has been attached to over the years, one of the biggest and most promising is Frankenstein.  Mary Shelley’s novel is del Toro’s favorite book of all time, and he’s been very vocal about his passion for adapting the material.  He’s spoken of plans to have Doug Jones fill the Monster role and there have been various updates every now and then, but del Tor ...
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7 weeks ago

Coen Brothers' 'Hail Caesar!' acquired by Universal, adds Josh Brolin

Jun 9 2014 7:34pm CDT | Source: la times

Joel and Ethan Coen's next film, "Hail, Caesar!," has been acquired by Universal Pictures and will star Josh Brolin alongside George Clooney, the studio ...
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Universal Signs Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage to First Look Deal

Jun 5 2014 1:53pm CDT | Source: variety

Universal Pictures has signed a two-year first-look deal with with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire banner. The duo are currently writing, and will produce, the studio’s live-action “Monster High,” which is based on the Mattel franchise of the same name, with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. They most recently produced “Endless Love”... ...
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