Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has said that a big screen version of publishing sensation Fifty Shades of Grey is moving along rapidly and could hit the big screen as early as 2014.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he said: “I don’t believe that [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.”
Fifty Shades of Grey is part of a trilogy of books that has been translated into 45 languages worldwide since its release. In the US alone, the trilogy has sold over 32 million copies in e-book and print making it one of the fastest selling book series ever.