FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Set for August 1, 2014 Release; TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Moved Up to October 18th

     June 27, 2013


Release dates for two numerically inclined films have been announced.  First up, Focus Features and Universal Pictures will release the E.L. James adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey on August 1, 2014.  Though it’s been in active development for some time, the producers only just settled on a director, tapping Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) to take the helm.  The BDSM-heavy pic should make for a nice bit of counterprogramming on the August 1st date, as it will open opposite Marvel’s space-set Guardians of the Galaxy.  With a release firmly set, expect some Fifty Shades casting news very soon.

Additionally, Fox Searchlight has moved up the release date of director Steve McQueen’s (Shame) period drama Twelve Years a Slave nearly two months, from December 27th to October 18th.  The move was made after the studio received highly positive feedback from test screenings, and the Michael Fassbender/Chiwetel Ejiofor-fronted pic will now have a platform release in October, priming it up for awards season recognition.  I’d be shocked if the pic didn’t first show up at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

  • peter

    R.I.P. Guardians it now stands no match to fifty shades of grey

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  • EightyMileSmile

    peter Hell, I’d far rather watch Guardians than 50 shades of sh!te. The grammar was shocking, and boredom set in about a 3rd of the way into the book!

    12 Years a slave? Now there’s a movie that should be good (if the book is anything to go on). For those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading it yet, I’d recommend getting the audio book. Louis Gossett Jnr does an awesome job portraying the feelings behind the story as the narrator. My mom tells me it was one of the featured handful of books in this weeks Book Report radio show. If you’re interested in reading it before the movie release, go and take a listen. The station guide is on their website (bookreportradio(dot)com) as well as the link to livestream it during the broadcast.