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Kelly Marcel not daunted by Fifty Shades

Kelly Marcel not daunted by Fifty Shades

Dec 24 2013, 12:08am CST | by

Kelly Marcel didn't feel pressure while writing the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' script. The screenwriter had the difficult task of adapting E.L. James' best-selling novel for the big screen, but the...

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Kelly Marcel not daunted by Fifty Shades

Dec 24 2013, 12:08am CST | by

Kelly Marcel didn't feel pressure while writing the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' script.

The screenwriter had the difficult task of adapting E.L. James' best-selling novel for the big screen, but the British scribe insists she wasn't put off by the fervent fan discussion on social media about how the film should be written and made.

She explained to Collider.com: ''It's really fascinating to have it play out in real time. Normally, nobody knows the script is being written, they just hear about it when the film comes out.

''But these massive fans are having to sit there and wait for years. It's very difficult to make people understand that it doesn't all happen in three months. It takes time to build a script, and then it takes time to cast a film, and then it takes time to shoot the film and edit the film. It's interesting to hear their thoughts on that.''

''It was also very interesting to hear their thoughts on casting because those characters exist in their heads. I do think the social media thing is really fascinating, but it doesn't daunt me. I like it, in a weird way. It's helpful with something like that. With 'Fifty Shades', it was really helpful to see what people want and see if you can give it to them.''

The 'Fifty Shades' film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and will star Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.

The film is due for release in February 2015.

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'Theory of Everything': Getting Jane Hawking's permission

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A decade ago, screenwriter Anthony McCarten showed up on Jane Hawking’s doorstep. He hadn’t given Hawking -- ex-wife of the famous theoretical physicist  Stephen Hawking -- warning that he’d be coming. But he had read her autobiography, which detailed her intense marriage... ...
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Ridley Scott to Turn the Super-Weird Sequel to '2001: A Space Odyssey' into a TV Show

Nov 3 2014 5:16pm CST | Source: movies.com

It's certainly fair to say that 2001: A Space Odyssey has its fair share of weird, what with the psychedelic wormhole travel and space baby and so much more. But for as strange as Stanley Kubrick and seminal science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke got back in the '60s, it's not nearly as bizarre as the author got 30 years later when he published the sequel 3001: The Final Odyssey. As som ...
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Video: How A Game Of Dungeons & Dragons Changed The Casting Elliott in ET

Nov 3 2014 1:30pm CST | Source: slash film

I really love what The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences has been doing lately with their Academy Originals series of videos which take a look at the art and stories behind the making of the movies we love. The latest video features Casting director Marci Liroff (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Mean Girls) recounting the story of how Henry Thomas was cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg‘s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. As it ...
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Syfy, Ridley Scott to Adapt Arthur C. Clarke Novel ‘3001’

Nov 3 2014 12:01pm CST | Source: Variety

Syfy developing a miniseries adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s “3001: The Final Odyssey” with Scott Free Prods. and Warner Horizon Television. Screenwriter Stuart Beattie is on tap to pen the adaptation of the book that is the final sequel to Clarke’s classic tome “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Beattie, Scott Free’s Ridley Scott and Da ...
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RoboCop writer will pen Gambit solo movie

Nov 2 2014 11:00pm CST | Source: Total Film

Some new details have emerged concerning the forthcoming X-Men spin-off, Gambit, which has appointed a new screenwriter in the form of Josh Zetumer. According to Deadline, Zetumer will pen the script for the Cajun mutant’s first solo outing, having made his major picture debut earlier this year with the RoboCop remake. However, Zetumer will have some existing material to work with, as a treatment has already been w ...
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‘Gambit’ Spinoff Gets ‘RoboCop’ Scribe; Based on Chris Claremont Treatment

Oct 31 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Screenwriter Joshua Zetumer (RoboCop (2014)) is penning the X-Men spinoff 'Gambit', based on a treatment by Chris Clarem ...
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Screenwriter Discusses Tim Burton/Nic Cage Superman Film

Oct 31 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: ign

Nightcrawler writer-director Dan Gilroy opens up about the Tim Burton Superman film that wasn't to be. Speaking with IndieWire, Gilroy reveals that Burton's take on the Man of Steel planned to feature both Braniac and Doomsday, and would have been "a Superman for the ages." The Bourne Legacy screenwriter says he came on board after Kevin Smith and Wesley Strick had penned drafts, and was taken in ...
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ROBOCOP Writer to Pen Script for Channing Tatum’s GAMBIT Movie

Oct 31 2014 3:36pm CDT | Source: Collider

20th Century Fox is officially moving forward with the Gambit movie.  Word started to surface a few months ago that an X-Men spinoff featuring the card-wielding mutant was in the works with Channing Tatum set to star, and now Fox has hired screenwriter Josh Zetumer to get to work on a script while Tatum is indeed officially attached to lead the feature.  This isn’t the first movement on the project, however, as Marvel Comics writer Chris Claremont apparently wrote the t ...
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Paramount Planning 'Annihilation' Thriller Directed by Alex Garland

Oct 31 2014 1:09pm CDT | Source: First Showing

This week we just saw two teaser trailers for Ex Machina, the directorial debut of Dredd and 28 Days Later screenwriter Alex Garland. And with the film poised to hit theaters in 2015, Garland is already lining up his next directing job. Variety reports Paramount Pictures has set Garland to direct Annihilation, an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's thriller novel of the same name, which the filmmaker will also adapt for the big screen himself. Annihilation, the first bo ...
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‘Riddick’s David Twohy To Direct Relativity Sci-Fier ‘Replay’

Oct 31 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Riddick helmer David Twohy has been tapped to direct time travel pic Replay at Relativity, I'm hearing. This is the previously untitled sci-fi script that the studio snapped up in July from screenwriter Joe Gazzam, who sold action-thriller Shadow Run to Sony and is scripting the Cliffhanger remake for Neal Moritz and StudioCanal. Story tracks Tyler Vaughn, a test subject in a quantum expe ...
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