'Fifty Shades of Grey' Film Update: Director's Seat Already Filled Out?

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By Diadem Pambid | January 25, 2013 3:46 PM EST

"Fifty Shades" fans rejoice because news is that a director has finally been chosen for the highly-anticipated film adaptation. If the rumors are true, author E.L. James has already chosen a director to direct the film adaptation of the best-selling erotica novel, "Fifty Shades of Grey." So who is set to hit the cameras rolling for the BDSM-filled movie?

Fans of E.L. James novels are just tired of hearing rumors one after the other after waiting for quite some time. Universal Pictures and Focus Features had already secured rights to the film earlier in 2012 and now all that is missing are directors.

The "Twilight" inspired novels is set to be turned into a film this year and rumor has it after months of searching for a director, E.L. James has finally found one. The director is said to be none other than the Oscar nominated producers of "The Social Network", Dana Brunetti and Mike De Luca. Studio heads who had a conference back in 2012 have spoken up about James' novel and about filming the explicit sex scenes.

"At its core, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a complex love story, requiring a delicate and sophisticated hand to bring it to the big screen," said Donna Langley, Universal Pictures Co-Chairman, adding, "Mike and Dana's credits more than exemplify what we need in creative partners and we're glad to have them as part of our team."

"Michael De Luca is a dream producer, whose combination of vision, taste and fearlessness is the perfect match for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'," added James Schamus, Focus Features' Chief Executive Officer.

Hopefully, all this talk about Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti directing the film isn't purely hoax. Fans of the books have waited so long for such an announcement. As for those who pray that the film won't push through, chances are the film will still roll even with sex scenes not fit for the cinema.

"50 Shades the novel is fan fiction robbed of its source material. But the film will be an adaptation designed to echo the popular book-so it'll be close to fan fiction itself," states Theatlantic.com on the upcoming film adaptation.

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