Welp, it’s official. They’re gonna make that last Fifty Shades movie.

I’ll spare you the teaser trailer. It was, of course, inevitable: the first movie made almost six hundred million and the second one almost four hundred million. And the Fifty Shades movies are not high-budget films to make, either. Forty and fifty-five million dollar production budgets are drops in the bucket, compared to some of Hollywood’s blockbusters.  Which means, by the way, that even if the production budget for Fifty Shades Freed goes up to seventy million and they only clear three hundred million or so in revenue they’re probably still going to do another sequel after it, too, and never mind that there’s only three books.

I would like to be the kind of person who doesn’t care about these movies, because it’s not my money and I’m not being affected by this in any demonstrable way. But it’s still kind of mortifying.  Which is, obviously, a weakness on my part.  Apparently, I’m a bit of a snob…

Moe Lane

PS: If Hollywood is looking for ideas for adaptations, though: well, Naomi Novik has some ideas for you.  I’d go see a movie series which combined Regency Era romance with Napeolonic War mass aerial combat involving dragons, and I can’t be the only one. Heck, that’s almost the Platonic Ideal of a date movie.


  • Aetius451AD says:

    I am actually surprised Anno Dracula was not made into a movie: Victorian era vampires. Pop culture references.

  • BigFire says:

    Moe, they can ALWAYS make a prequel.

  • acat says:

    Anything by Bujold ..
    Literally .. you could probably get a mini-series out of her grocery list.

  • Belcatar says:

    Well, unfortunately, E.L. James decided that she hadn’t milked her Twilight fanfiction sufficiently, and she wrote a fourth book called “Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told By Christian”, which is exactly what the title says it is.

    I don’t think they could squeeze another movie out of that particular sphincter, though.

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