Since it was first announced that Fifty Shades of Grey would be brought to life on the big screen, fans have expressed their concerns that it couldn’t possibly stay true to the book, because, you know, a lot of the things in the book can’t be shown in movie theaters. Things we are not going to outline for you right now.
There seems to be a pretty easy solution to this: make one movie with all the scenes too explicit for theaters and one without. Pretty simple, right?
And if producer Dana Brunetti gets his way, that’s exactly what will happen.
In a new interview with Collider, Dana revealed that he’s interested in making two versions of the movie, one rated R and one rated NC-17, in order to please the book’s fans (and their moms).
“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,” Dana said. “ 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.”
Sounds pretty simple. Stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan would just have to film a few additional scenes while filming the regular version of the film — and everyone would benefit.
“It’d be great for the studio too because they’d get a double dip on the box office,” Dana added. “What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]. We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want.”