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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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1 week ago

Variety Announces 6th Annual Power of Women Honorees

Sep 9 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Variety

Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley will be honored at Variety‘s sixth annual Power of Women luncheon as Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian efforts. “The women of the entertainment industry are among the most passionate champions of philanthropy and affecting change for various causes,” said Michelle... Read more » ...
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1 week ago

Universal Buys Thriller Pitch From Chadwick Boseman

Sep 5 2014 1:54pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled pitch from their Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman. Boseman played James Brown for the studio this summer after breaking out as Jackie Robinson in 42. He sold the thriller pitch with writing partner Logan Coles and is attached to star in a story described as being in the vein of The Fugitive. Universal-based Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions and Coles will serve as co-producer. Boseman… ...
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2 weeks ago

Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout Inks 3-Year Deal with Universal

Sep 2 2014 1:23pm CDT | Source: Variety

Alex Kurtzman’s newly-formed production company Secret Hideout has inked a three-year production deal with Universal Pictures. Jeb Brody, current Focus Features president of production, and Bobby Cohen, current president of K/O Paper Products, will join Secret Hideout. Kim Rosen, a former development executive for K/O will serve as the company head of digital and interactive. ...
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5 weeks ago

Universal acquires rights to Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles'

Aug 8 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: ew

More vampires could be headed to the big screen. EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures acquired the rights to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chr ...
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5 weeks ago

Orci & Kurtzman to Produce New Vampire Lestat Movies

Aug 8 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: ign

Some of Anne Rice's books have already been translated to the big screen, but it looks like more adaptations are on the way. Universal Pictures has acquired movie rights for The Vampire Chronicles series by Rice for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek) will have producer roles, and Bobby Cohen is on board as executive ...
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5 weeks ago

Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Takes Flight at Universal

Aug 7 2014 5:39pm CDT | Source: Variety

Universal Pictures has acquired movie rights to Anne Rice’s novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” series for Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are on board to produce. The deal — announced Thursday — includes the adapted screenplay for “Tale of the Body Thief” written by Rice’s son, author Christopher Rice. Other... Read more » ...
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8 weeks ago

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 studio c ...
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8 weeks ago

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 on screen in a new movie to be directed by Jolie, By The Sea. Pitt is down to tak ...
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8 weeks ago

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 ...
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8 weeks ago

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 profitable micro-budget franc ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline
 

 

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