Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey may have started out as fan fiction based on Twilight, but now it’s looking to be its successor. Universal, Sony, Paramount and Warner Bros. are all in the hunt to grab the rights to the series by E.L. James.

James is a mother of two who works as a television exec. The series, revolving around a dominant/submissive relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele has been described as “mommy porn” and has a much darker story than what you’ll find in any Stephenie Meyer Twilight novel.

Brian Grazer, Adam Shankman and Scott Stuber are all rumoured to be interested in adapting the series to film. The bidding war will commence later in the week.

“I think it will get insane,” one producer predicted regarding the bidding number. “It will go for an upfront fee between $3 and 5 million.”

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