'Fifty Shades' sequel: Author E.L. James demands control over script

February 19, 2015 10:32 PM

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'Fifty Shades' sequel: Author E.L. James demands control over script

Now that "Fifty Shades of Grey" has become an international box office phenomenon, author E.L. James is seeking more control over the sequel by writing the script herself. Universal Pictures, which had been resistant to the idea, is currently discussing the potential move for "Fifty Shades Darker" with James, who wrote the best-selling erotic trilogy about Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, Variety has learned.

Given the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which has so far grossed more than $300 million worldwide, the next logical step would be for the studio to announce the greenlight to its sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker."

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