I certainly didn’t think I would be writing about 50 Shades of Grey anytime soon again but I just read the news that Brett Easton Ellis is no longer in the shortlist of screenwriters for the movie.
If this means nothing to you, you’ve either a) never read 50 Shades of Grey (good), or b) never heard of Brett Easton Ellis (BAD!).
After reading the novels, the all too predictable news hit the social networks that there would be a movie about the trilogy coming out. I was less than thrilled.
Then word spread that Easton Ellis would be screenwriting and my attention zoomed back to it. He would have, in my opinion, been the only one capable of portraying the complexity of the characters better than the book ever could have (Sorry E.L James but even you’d probably agree).
And now? Currently in the running are Dan Fogelman, Veena Sud, Kelly Marcel and Karen Croner. I should remind everyone here that the books are about sex, bondage and dominant/submissive relationships.
Croner wrote Cars 2.
On the sunny side of the street, Easton Ellis may well have avoided the death of his career by not being chosen for this. What do you think?