Just when the Fifty Shades of Grey movie appeared to be on track, here comes more news that there may be worrisome cracks in the foundation. A third screenwriter has been tapped to "polish the script," The Wrap reports. If you recall, Kelly Marcel wrote the original script -- and then Patrick Marber hopped on (around the time Charlie Hunnam walked) to "do a polish and character work on the script." And NOW, screenwriter Mark Bomback -- known for action films like Wolverine, Total Recall, and The Fast & the Furious franchise -- is working on it. Hrmmm.
While producers often bring a new writer on as they get closer to shooting, Bomback's arrival on the scene is a bit of an eyebrow-raiser. Why do they need two polishes, one by an action film-oriented scribe?
Granted, the guy did work on one similar flick. The Wrap notes that he was the sole writer credited on the kinky 2008 sex club thriller Deception, which found Michelle Williams caught between Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor. Hot. So maybe he is perfect for the gig, after all.
Maybe it also means the script needed an injection of adrenaline. It's possible that Kelly and Patrick got a bit too much into Ana and Christian's character development, and the script was lacking, well, ACTION! And not necessarily in the Red Room of Pain.
Who the heck knows ... but it doesn't seem to bode well for the end result. The more cooks they bring into the kitchen, the more this flick is starting to look like a sinking ship that can't be saved.
Why do you think Fifty Shades' producers would've needed to bring an action screenwriter on-board? Does this news make you less hopeful that the movie will be a success?
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