Fifty Shades of Grey has cornered the alternative sexcapade movie market and the writers and the producers are looking to take it to the next level. In a move that has widely been criticised by the fans, writer E.L. James has decided to let go of the director Sam Taylor-johnson and has gotten her husband to write the screenplay for the next part. Will it work? That remains to be seen.
Movie Pilot reports that Fifty Shades of Dark writer E.L. James has been having a tumultous relationship with the director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Movie Pilot reports that the girls were good friends until recently until the relationship turned sour and they decided to part ways. The reasons being cited include James being afraid of losing control of the creative direction of the screenplay. James feared that Sam Taylor-johnson was going to take the movie in a direction that was considerably different than the one chalked out in the trilogy that she had penned. James has come a long way from working as a small-time fan fiction writer and she doesn’t want to let go of her “baby” at this stage. She wants full creative control over her “baby” at this stage.
To ensure that the movie does not step away from the plot outlined by the books, E.L. James has roped in her husband, Niall Leonard to write the screenplay for the next installment of the series. Rumor has it that James was not happy with both Kelly Marcel and Patrick Marber’s adaptations. Given that James’s husband, Niall Leonard, is going to write the script and stay faithful to the story outlined in the books, there is a big chance that the new adaptation will look considerably different from the first movie. Latin Post reports that James Foley will direct the sequel.
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