Yesterday Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca were on CNBC’s Squak Box speaking about the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, you can see the full video over at CNBC.
I’ll let them speak for themselves on this story, but here are some of the highlights:
The film will be rated R and it will be a challenge to make into a movie, just as it was for every other book, play or real story that they have adapted to film. They called it a beautiful love story, and they indicate that they will emphasize that element of the story. They also said that they do not have actors lined up and that they are concentrating on getting a writing and directing team together.
Most of that is not new information. Although we love Christian’s kinky fuckery, I think most people would agree that what we really love about the story is the love story. I’m reassured by this interview that they will be concentrating on that. I think going that route it will also have a wider audience, people who are on the fence, or thought the writing was too bad might embrace the story in movie format. Or maybe I’m just and eternal optimist.
So what do you think about what they had to say? And what would you like to see in the movies?