For those wondering how the upcoming film adaptation of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" could possibly stay faithful to the book and still receive an R rating, producer Dana Brunetti has a solution: Make two different versions, one rated R and one rated NC-17.
Brunetti floated that idea during a recent interview with Collider, where he discussed how the movie could please diehard fans while also appeasing the studio. Explaining that "Fifty Shades" "obviously ... has to be R," the producer shared his ideal scenario for the sure-to-be-filthy flick.
"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," Brunetti told Collider. "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. It'd be great for the studio too because they'd get a double dip on the box office."
As Brunetti noted, this plan is an idea in its infancy, and nothing has been green-lit by the studio. But it would certainly attract tons of buzz for the film(s), and people who can't get enough of Christian and Anastasia will almost certainly pay twice to see the steamy couple in action.
"What we're kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]," Brunetti added. "We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want."
Here's hoping the "Fifty" faithful get their wish. The movie hits theaters February 13, 2015.
[via Collider h/t Vanity Fair]