From Wolverine to Fifty Shades of Grey

Okay, so now we know there’s a new Christian Grey, model Jamie Dornan, and the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey is set to start shooting on December 2 for an August 1 2014 release. But right before the movie begins principal photography, the script needs some last minute tweaking, and they’re calling on a genre writer to help.

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Mark Bomback, who wrote the script for this summer’s Wolverine, has been called in to polish up the Fifty Shades screenplay. It’s an interesting choice to work on an erotic story for women, because Bomback has big genre and blockbuster cred.

Some titles Bomback’s written? Live Free or Die Hard, Race to Witch Mountain, Unstoppable, and the Total Recall reboot. Bomback also wrote a screenplay for the big screen version of 24, which came very close to getting made but fell apart at the last minute. In addition, Bomback has a credit on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, along with Scott Z. Burns and Rick and Amanda Silver. (The next Apes movie is due for release next summer on July 18, 2014.) 

We at TGD are curious to see how the movie will do by the time it’s ready for release. Fifty Shades of Grey was pretty hot stuff when it first came out. Can it keep up the heat by next summer, or will the public move on to the next phenomenon in literature? We’ll find out next August when Fifty Shades of Grey the movie comes out in theaters everywhere.