The NC-17 version of Fifty Shades of Grey could possibly make it into theaters.
Since author E.L. James’ “mommy porn” sensation features a plethora of explicit sexual content, fans are hoping the big-screen adaptation contains as much naughtiness as possible. However, releasing an NC-17 flick into theaters is often bad for business.
Worst Previews reports that producer Dana Brunetti wants to release an uncut version of Fifty Shades of Grey a few weeks after the theatrical edit arrives. The studio intends to shoot all the sexiness found in the book and then remove whatever they need to get the necessary R-rating. However, nothing is set in stone just yet.
Brunetti recently told Collider:
“It’ll be R, obviously it has to be R. This is just my opinion and this doesn’t mean this is going to happen, but I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later. So everybody could go and enjoy the R version, and then if they really wanted to see it again and get a little bit more gritty with it then have that NC-17 version out there as well.”
The Fifty Shades of Grey producer explained that releasing two version of the film is a perfect way for the studio to “double dip” at the box office. Since fans obviously want an extremely raunchy version of the adaptation, many would probably venture back into theaters to see a nastier cut.
“What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible. We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want,” he added.
Regardless of which edit of Fifty Shades of Grey hits the big screen, the film stands to make an incredible amount of money. Buzz surrounding the flick is pretty insane right now, which means the folks at Universal Pictures could walk away from the cinematic experience with a substantial amount of cash in their bank account.
The Inquisitr previously reported that the spicy adaptation of James’ book was recently bumped from its August 1, 2014 release date. Instead, Universal hopes to have the film ready to roll by Valentine’s Day 2015. This should definitely make for an interesting evening at the movies for fans and theater employees.
Would you watch the NC-17 version of Fifty Shades of Grey in theaters?